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Spicy Garlic Lemon Butter Shrimp with Parmesan Corn Polenta | halfbakedharvest.com
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Spicy Garlic Lemon Butter Shrimp with Parmesan Corn Polenta

Topped with fresh basil and served with crusty bread and a big arugula salad!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 373kcal

Ingredients

Parmesan Corn Polenta

Shrimp

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped

Instructions

  • 1. To make the polenta. In a medium pot, melt together the butter and corn. Cook 5-8 minutes, until the butter browns around the corn. Add 2 cups water and the milk. Bring to a low boil, then whisk in the polenta, stirring until the polenta is soft and thick, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in the parmesan and season with salt and pepper. Turn the heat off, cover the pot, and let the polenta sit 5 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, make the shrimp. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter, shrimp, cajun seasonings, and a big pinch of pepper. Cook on both sides until seared, about 2-3 minutes per side. Stir in the garlic and thyme and continue to cook until the garlic is fragrant. Remove from the heat, stir in the lemon juice and basil.
    3. Spoon the polenta into bowls, then spoon the shrimp and sauce over the polenta. Eat and enjoy!

Notes

Homemade Cajun Seasoning: mix 2 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon dried thyme, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt, and 1 tablespoon black pepper. Makes 3/4 cup. 

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal