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Cajun Shrimp With Coffee


  • 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


Step 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!

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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!