Sunday, June 16, 2013

Spicy Shrimp, Black Beans and Corn



If you don't see me posting quite as often in the next couple of months, it only means I'm outside enjoying our far-too-short Wisconsin spring and summer. My schedule is always more hectic during the spring and summer with a busier work schedule, many more yard chores, al fresco entertaining and my favorite summer sport - golf with my husband. It's hard to believe it's the middle of June already! I'm trying my best to keep up with all of my blog friends out there - if I'm late to your posts, I'll get there sooner or later :)


If you're like me and are looking for easy, summer meals so you can spend more time outdoors, I have a delicious one! This dish has recently become a favorite of ours. Now that we can get fresh, wild caught, Gulf of Mexico shrimp again from a vendor that comes to town once every 3-4 weeks, I've made this 3 times this spring.  It's easy, satisfying and doesn't break the diet bank :) Do all of the prep work in the morning so all you have to do is the saute everything and dinner is ready in less than 15 minutes.

If you don't mind a few extra carbs, this makes a wonderful soft taco!


I've been enjoying the yellows in the garden lately :)  Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!!

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Spicy Shrimp, Black Beans and Corn
Adapted from Cooking Light
Printable Recipe

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1/3 cup shrimp and about 2/3 cup bean mixture - adjust recipe for heartier appetites)

1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (I like to have that be the net weight, after peeling and deveining)

Cooking spray or canola oil

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1 1/2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
3/4 cup bottled salsa
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

Heat a large nonstick or other large skillet over medium-high heat.

Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Pat shrimp dry with paper toweling and add shrimp to bowl and toss to coat. This can be done a couple of hours in advance and kept refrigerated.

Heat skillet over medium heat heat on stove top. Coat nonstick pan with cooking spray or, if using a regular skillet, add 1 tablespoon canola oil. Add shrimp and sauté about 3 minutes, turning once halfway through. Use a tongs to flip over uncooked side of shrimp. Add 1 tablespoon lime juice and toss - then remove shrimp from the pan to a plate. Add corn to pan and sauté for 1 minute. Stir in salsa, cilantro, and beans; cook another minute or until thoroughly heated. Stir in 1 tablespoon lime juice. Serve shrimp over bean mixture.

My Suggestions:

1. The shrimp could also be skewered and prepared on the grill.
2. 1-2 small zucchini can be diced and sautéd for 1-2 minutes just before the corn is added.
3. Shrimp can be added back to the pan with the vegetable and bean mixture and served together right from the pan.
4. Tastes great on a soft tortilla.
5. Add a simple side salad of crisp romaine, sliced radishes, cucumber and diced, fresh tomato with a southwest-style dressing and serve alongside the shrimp and beans. Delicious!

66 comments:

  1. Enjoy the summer weather! We will be here when you check in with us.

    This is a really nice summer meal that is reflective of long summer days.

    Velva

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  2. Works on taste wand waist:)

    Thanks Susan..
    I am like you as you know In and Out of The Garden to quote sara Midda:)
    I spy your Yellow tree peony which is mine too..but through a well intended gaffe..my tree peonies were sliced to teh ground last yr as well as my William Baffins..so not much of a chance of a bloom on the tree peonies this year but the rest of the peonies.. thank Goodness are blooming their wondrous heads off..Willie is only thigh high though:(
    I'll be here too:)

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    1. I forgot to add busy with The Boys too :). They are here today :)

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  3. This looks delicious! We seem to be still awaiting spring and it's almost summer. Today is warmer and the flora love it--me too!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Hello, blog hopping and found your beautiful blog.

    Nice post, the dish looks delicious.

    Please visit mine too and feel free to add comments.

    Thanks
    Rajiv
    www.magnificentdewdrops.blogspot.com
    www.magicalpresent.blogspot.com

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  5. Would you please send that vendor to Highlands Ranch???? :) This recipe looks great. I agree, this time of year is much busier for me also. AND, I just took up golf. Wish me luck.

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    1. I wish I could send him your way! I think the farthest west they go us Nebraska. You can google Fabian seafood and see the states where they travel.

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  6. absolutely stunning and totally the taste of summer!

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    1. Thank you for your comment and visits Belleau Kitchen ;)

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  7. Yum that does look and sound good - thanks for sharing the recipe and your beautiful flowers. I also am behind in visiting around the land of blogs.
    Have a great week!

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  8. sound good! Dear Susan have a nice week !A hug...

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  9. Looks and sounds delicious...I am for anything quick and easy when it comes to cooking, these days!

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  10. I'm guessing you used 21-30's shrimpwise? If so, I think your cooking time is spot on. Very appealing.

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    1. I think they were a little larger but I always throw them back into the pan with the beans and corn and they get reheated again. They do turn out just right,

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  11. This looks and sounds delicious - just wish we had a source for the fresh shrimp but I am still trying it with frozen.

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    1. I know they go to Minnesota, Marsha. I think you can get in their mailing list and they will late you know when they are in a town near you. Fabian seafood is the place to look online.

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  12. Your flowers are beautiful and dinner looks great! Happy Summer-enjoy:@)

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  13. Susan this look amazing and delicious; hope you had a nice weekend:)

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  14. Hi Susan, it's great to hear you enjoy the summer season in a very stress-free way :)
    The spicy shrimps look so tasty, a brilliant idea for a summer treat!

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  15. Thursday is the day our fish vendor comes to our area, so I'll add shrimp to my list. I'm always looking for something tasty and easy. Enjoy your garden! That's where I have been too ;o)

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  16. Get outside and have some fun! The shrimp look delicious, and perfect for the grill. :)

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  17. Lovely dish. Hope you're enjoying this beautiful month.

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  18. What an easy and delicious recipe! Any time I see the word "shrimp", my mouth starts watering. I love this!

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  19. These prawns are so succulent, tender and delicious, Susan.
    Beautiful yellow and I look forward to some BLUES from your garden!

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  20. These prawns look perfect, I love them :D
    Delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  21. There just aren't enough hours in the day during the summer months, especially when gardening is added to the schedule. This looks like a great picnic dish, Susan. Have fun on the golf course.

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  22. I could eat shrimp all summer long! And I love the idea of a spicy one with a delicious salad :)

    Sues

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  23. Isn't summer great? I love the easy going and outdoors life! Your shrimps look absolutely delicious and made me think it's been quite a long time from the last time I made shrimps!

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  24. Love these flavours and can see how left overs - or first unders ( :) ) would be great in a taco shell!
    :)
    V

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  25. This looks so delicious! You have your days really full! Enjoy your summer! And the flowers are gorgeous!

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  26. What a photo! I am drooling. Oddly enough, I made my edamame and corn salad tonight....wish I had some shrimp....would have been perfect. I'm definitely making those lovely shrimp, Susan.

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  27. Susan, I like the idea of serving the spicy shrimps over black beans and corn...looks delicious.
    I love the yellow flowers :D
    Yes, enjoy the weather...after all it is Summer!

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  28. The only great seafood I can seem to find here is shrimp, and I love shrimp, so this will definitely be copied and made soon, Susan!

    I also find summer a busy time -- enjoy the beautiful weather!

    Thanks so much for your birthday best wishes --I had a fun week!

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  29. This looks like a perfect summer meal Susan! I love Cooking Light's recipes and the idea of a soft taco! I'm pinning! Beautiful yellows~ Happy Gardening!

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  30. Oh I can't wait to try this with some of the fresh summer corn. I am so with you on enjoying the summer, it's finally nice here and we are savoring every moment. ENJOY!!!!!!

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  31. Such a healthy and flavorful meal, need to try this out!

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  32. What a great summer dish. I don't mind the black beans and corn, but try to avoid shrimp for cholesterol purposes - although mine is perfectly fine, my husbands side of the family tends to run high, so for safety we just don't eat it. Sounds yummy though.. Even with chicken or some other fish, not shelled this would be great.

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  33. You make the best summer food... you have it nailed to say the least. I love the coated shrimp with the corn... perfect quick meal and not too rich to boot!

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  34. Olé! Who wouldn't love that combination of flavors?

    Susan, keep enjoying the great outdoors.
    I've been taking advantage of the unusually-beautiful MI. weather with Mr. Man-pants (since he's been out of school). And he keeps me both busy and entertained :)

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  35. Enjoy your summer...it is all too brief. This sounds like a quick and easy recipe for summer evenings.

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  36. Oh Susan you are my go to fun summer recipe finder! Oh how I wish we lived closer and I could just come over for dinner! Your dishes always look delicious!

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  37. Perfection Susan, I'm going to take your suggestion and skewer the shrimp and serve on top of salads with the black beans and corn. Thanks, this is how we like to eat!

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  38. Oh, to have some fresh, wild caught Gulf shrimp! Yum. The spicy shrimp look really delicious. For some reason I've never tried shrimp with beans and corn. Gotta try it, 'cause I love new recipes. Thanks.

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  39. this looks to die for! I've bookmarked it and am looking forward to tasting it. My eldest daughter adores shrimp - the spices you use are fabulous - really lovely recipe!
    Mary x

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  40. Great idea for a casual but very delicious meal! Love the look of your shrimp ;-)
    I'm with you on spending time outdoors a little golf, time in the garden and relaxation just makes sense right now ;-)

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  41. Susan querida nos encanta el camarón se ve muy delicioso,saludos y abrazos.

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  42. I could eat my weight in this deliciousness.

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  43. I completely agree with you Susan . . . life is outside in the spring and summertime and that's where I spend most of my time. I spend far too much of my day in either an office, a classroom, or my car commuting, so when these two wonderful seasons appear, it's outside for me! Enjoy your golf and I'll read your wonderful posts when you return!

    xox
    Roz

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  44. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words! I won't be staying away too long - just not posting quite as often :)

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  45. You have some of the most delicious looking & sounding recipes, Susan!
    My list of ones to try keeps growing & growing. YUM!

    Enjoy the golf...we used to play 3x/wk when we lived in FL. Not so much anymore. *sigh* Grandkidlets & sewing & DH's age have all contributed to a decline in our games.

    Talk to you later in the fall.

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  46. Hi Susan, your spicy shrimp look very appetizing. Love the combination, very flavorful. Those flowers are really beautiful.

    Enjoy your summer, have a nice week ahead.

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  47. It's good to know that if I don't see you as often here on the blog is because you're having fun and enjoying Spring and Summer! :) NO worries, go on and have fun. I'll be patiently waiting for your next post. This Spicy Shrimp, Black Beans and Corn sounds yummy. My family love shrimp, any style. Can't wait to make these.

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  48. The shrimp look delicious, nice and plump! Hope all went well with your party. Mine was not as I had planned, but that is life!

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  49. It looks so wonderful and summer-type dish. Summer is easy on the diet actually, everything is fresh and can be grilled and drizzled with easy dressings. I tend to gain weight during winter with all the breads and rich soups , casseroles.
    I have to visit our seafood guy to get some shrimp. Definitely will try this one.

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  50. Susan, this looks like a perfect summer dish and it meets the easy, delicious, and healthy criteria I'm looking for! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the beautiful summer!

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  51. I love black beans AND shrimp. This is definitely my kind of salad Susan.
    Sam

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  52. I hope that you had a wonderful 4th of July Susan. I stopped back by to let you know that you won my giveaway! Congrats!! I'll be sending you the Italian Murano Bowl when I hear back from you. I also sent you an email to the address provided in your contact link at the top of your blog!

    Ciao,
    Roz

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  53. hello love all most of your recipes but I can't have shrimps, sea foods our I will be going to the hospital, can I just us some other meat?...P.S. but still looks great!

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    1. I think chicken breast would be a perfect replacement Maggie. I'm so sorry you can't eat shrimp.

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    2. Thank you Susan for stopping by and your welcome / and chicken breast would work fine for me...

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  54. Lovely shrimp recipe. I loved the spiciness in this: apt for the combo with black beans and corn!
    www.cosmopolitancurrymania.com

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  55. Mmm this looks delicious too. Your general tsaos chicken is one of my all time favorites - every recipe I've tried of yours has become an instant hit! You should have a cookbook or a cooking show!!! Linking back to you and reposting for my future reference. Thank you!!

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