These Blackened Shrimp are nutritious, packed with flavor, and easy to make- they’re the perfect weeknight dinner solution!
Now that the New Year is here, if you’re anything like me you’re probably ready to reset and recharge after the holidays. I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions (too easy to break!) but I do like to think of January 1st as a fresh start. I like to reflect upon what I’ve accomplished over the past year and what my goals are for the upcoming year.
Part of that fresh start includes eating clean and staying active. When life gets busy (like it always done), it gets much harder to cook at home and follow a healthful diet. That’s why I love simple recipes like the one I’m featuring today. Not only are these Blackened Shrimp delicious, they require only about 5 minutes of prep time and another 10 minutes in the oven. That’s just enough time to set the table and dinner is ready!
Although I’d like to take credit for this recipe, unfortunately I can’t! It’s just one of the many mouthwatering recipes from the Fertility Foods Cookbook: 100+ Recipes To Nourish Your Body written by my friends Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN and Chef Sara Haas, RDN, LDN.
These Blackened Shrimp from the book Fertility Foods are nutritious, packed with flavor, and easy to make- they’re the perfect weeknight dinner solution! #fertilityfoodscookbook
In Fertility Foods, Liz and Sara set out to explore the relationship between food and fertility, presenting well-researched information on how to prime your body for pregnancy. They break down which important nutrients you need to nourish your body to make sure it’s in the optimal condition to fuel your fertility. The authors offer helpful advice not only as nutrition experts but also as women who’ve gone through infertility struggles themselves. The overall sense you get when reading this book is one of friendship and camaraderie, reassuring readers that they’ve been there too.
The book also provides a diverse collection of nutritious, mouthwatering recipes to suit a wide variety of tastes. From breakfast to dinner to sweet treats, there’s something for everyone. Lovely photos accompany the recipes and they all include a “fertility focus” detailing why the recipe is important for fertility.
These Blackened Shrimp provide plenty of nutrients important for fertility including lean protein, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and selenium, a trace element and antioxidant. Plus, they couldn’t be easier to make! You simply toss the shrimp with olive oil and dried spices and bake them in the oven on a sheet pan until done.
I also tried some of them out in these beautiful new Ballarini mini sauté pans that I recently got. Made of aluminum with lovely brass handles, they’re perfect for presenting dishes like this straight to the table.
A final squeeze of lemon juice and a garnish of fresh parsley add bright flavor and color. These shrimp are the perfect dinner solution! Plus, they can be repurposed into tasty leftovers the next day. Try using them to top salads, pasta dishes or even tacos.
These Blackened Shrimp are packed with flavor, nutritious, and easy to make- they're the perfect weeknight dinner solution!
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 lemon, quartered
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, onion powder, cayenne and thyme. Add the shrimp and oil and toss to coat.
Pour the shrimp out in an even layer onto a large rimmed baking sheet and cook 8-10 minutes or until internal temperature reached 145 degrees F.
Remove from the oven and toss with the parsley. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.
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