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Cajun Coffee Shrimp

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 152
Protein 20g
Fat 6g
Carbs 2g
Total Time -

You don’t always have to drink your coffee – you can eat it too! Coffee makes for a great ingredient in seasoning rubs.  It gives the food a nice smoky flavor.  So, in honor of National Coffee Day, here is some spicy, cajun coffee shrimp using my “Cup of Joe” southwest seasoning rub.

And best thing about rubs is that you can always customize to your liking – adding more or less of a certain ingredient. Translation – it’s easy for you to be creative!

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Cajun Coffee Shrimp

Ingredients
  • 1lb jumbo shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • olive oil spray
  • Cup o’ Joe Rub (makes ~11 servings)
    • 1/4 cup coffee beans
    • 1.5 tablespoon smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1.5 tablespoon coconut sugar
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne
    • 1teaspoon allspice
  • Garnish:
    • parsley
    • lemon
Steps
  1. Place the ingredients for the Cup o’ Joe rub in a high-powered blender or food processor. Pulse blend until the coffee beans are semi-blended, yet still somewhat coarse.  Taste the blend to ensure it is to your liking – add more or less of certain ingredients so that you get it just right for you.  Go easy on the coffee though since it can be overpowering!
  2. Season the shrimp with about 1.5 tablespoon of the rub and add olive oil.  Mix it together using your hands and ensure all of the shrimp has been covered in the seasoning.  Add a few pinches of sea salt & pepper.
  3. Set a skillet on medium high heat and spray with olive oil.  When the skillet is hot, toss in the shrimp.  Stir it with a spatula to ensure the shrimp is not sticking to the skillet and to ensure that both sides of the shrimp are cooked. While the shrimp is cooking, add a few more pinches of sea salt & pepper.
  4. Cook until the shrimp is completely cooked, usually when it has turned pink.  Garnish with parsley and lemon juice and serve immediately. They go great with salads!

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Calories
152
Protein
20g
Fat
6g
Carbs
2g
Sodium
-
Fiber
0g
Sugar
1g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.