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Blackened Shrimp & Pineapple Corn Salsa

Is it too early in the year for me to want a dinner like this? It's a summer-y recipe yes, but it's also just too good to wait! This is my Blackened Shrimp & Pineapple Corn Salsa, and you're going to love how fresh this dinner recipe is. It's an easy dish to come home and make. The only part of the recipe that you have to cook is the shrimp and with grill season approaching, you can opt to making this a mess-free recipe by grilling the shrimp.

Since there are three separate parts to this dinner, it makes it customizable. There is the pineapple corn salsa, blackened shrimp, and brown rice. So, if you want to make it one night with chicken because you ran of shrimp, you can do that. If you ran out of brown rice, you can choose to use basmati rice or farro instead. It's up to you, I wanted to give you the pineapple corn salsa as the base and you can go from there. For the pineapple corn salsa you're going to need corn, jalapeño, tomatoes, scallions, pineapple, cilantro, and lime. Feel free to add an extra kick of flavor from adding some tajin or chili powder into the mix. Let's get to it.

Yields: 2 people

Portion: 1 bowl

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

This recipe is dairy free, gluten free.



Pineapple Corn Salsa

1 14oz can whole corn kernel, drained and rinsed

1 jalapeño, finely diced

2 vine tomatoes, finely diced

2 scallions, finely diced

2 cups finely chopped pineapple

¼ cup finely diced fresh cilantro

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

Salt to taste


2 servings large cooked shrimp

Blackened seasoning OR

½ tbsp chili powder

½ tsp onion powder

1 tsp paprika

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp salt

Dash black pepper

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Brown rice (you can make your own or use frozen bags from Trader Joe's)



1. Prep salsa: Grab a medium pyrex bowl. Add all ingredients of salsa into bowl. Mix and salt to taste as mentioned. Marinate in fridge while you cook the rest.

2. Prep shrimp: Properly dry shrimp. Season with blackened seasoning to your liking or use seasoning written above. Mix into shrimp. Grab a frying pan and add in olive oil on medium high heat. Once you can smell the olive oil, add in shrimp. Sauté on each side until shrimp is no longer pink, the tails should be bright red.

3. Prep brown rice: cook the brown rice or use Trader Joe's frozen brown rice, empty one bag into a bowl and microwave for 3 minutes.

4. Build bowl and serve: evenly distribute shrimp, salsa, and brown rice as seen in picture. Garnish with more fresh cilantro. Enjoy!



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