Recipe: Tasty Spicy Shrimp Over Creamy Polenta

Spicy shrimp over creamy polenta – This recipe is best for when you have no idea what to cook. You can have Spicy shrimp over creamy polenta using 12 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Spicy shrimp over creamy polenta

  1. Prepare 1 lb of bag of frozen shrimp (I used jumbo shrimp) thawed and peeled.
  2. Prepare 3 of large tomatoes seeded and diced.
  3. You need 2 of jalapenos seeded and diced small.
  4. It’s 3 cloves of garlic minced.
  5. Prepare 1 of green bell pepper seeded and diced.
  6. It’s 1 of small onion chopped finely.
  7. Prepare 1 of celery stalk finely chopped.
  8. You need 1 tablespoon of tomato paste.
  9. It’s 1 cup of either chicken broth.
  10. You need of Spice mixture: 1/2tsp chili powder, 1/2tsp paprika, 1/2tsp ground cumin, 1/4tsp cayenne pepper, 1tsp kosher salt, 1tsp feshly ground black pepper (note: spices can be adjusted to your preference.).
  11. It’s 2-3 tablespoons of oil for sauteing (I used olive oil).
  12. It’s of Chopped parsley or cilantro to garnish.

Spicy shrimp over creamy polenta Instructions

  1. Prep all you ingredients first. Chop all the vegetables, peel and clean your shrimp, blend the spices together. Season the shrimp with about half of the spice mixture.
  2. Heat skillet over medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil. Once hot add the shrimp and sear for 1-2 minutes on each side and remove from pan (they will finish cooking when you add them to the sauce later.) Next reduce heat to medium and add the onion, celery, and jalapenos to the same pan. Use a little more oil to saute if needed. With a wooden spatula scrape the pan to get any brown bits mixed in. When this starts to soften add the garlic and cook for a minute then stir in tomato paste.
  3. Once the tomato paste has been mixed in well add the tomatoes, green peppers, and the rest of the spice mixture. Give that a stir and add the chicken broth. If it seems to thick you can add more liquid.
  4. Let this cook over medium high heat for about 5 minutes. Just until the peppers are soft but still have a bite to them. Turn heat off and add the shrimp in. Give a good stir and your ready to serve. Garnish with fresh herbs.