There is still a chill in the air, but you’re craving the flavors of summer. This simple Broiled Shrimp Feast has all the flavors of summer, yet it is baked on one sheet in your oven. Curing that summertime craving you may be having!
Do you have a summertime memory that your mind instantly goes to when you think about fun in the sun?
One of my fondest memories was a summer day in my early 20’s. My friend’s family was throwing a little shindig call a Craw Fest. See they were originally from Florida, so they knew how to throw an amazing flavorful party around seafood. Before this party, I had no clue what a crawfish was, let alone how they tasted! That day really defined how I view the flavors of summer.
So what do you do when you are craving summer but it’s the middle of winter? No one wants to stand outside in the blistering cold to cook!
The first step is to take Garlic, Bay Leaves, Paprika, Clove, Oregano, Thyme, Mustard, Dill and just for a little spice Cayenne and Pepper; mix it together just right. Now you have a creole seasoning blend that will make your mouth dance the happy summer time jig!!
Now that you have the flavors, let’s add some substance. Small white and red potatoes keep them whole and as small as you can find. I like to start by cooking these alone first because they take longer. Drizzle with olive oil and add a tablespoon of summertime flavor and toss. Place on a large lined bake sheet and allow to cook for 30 minutes in the oven.
The next thing you will add to the sheet is some yummy andouille sausage. Also some sweet and savory corn on the cob minis, I use a total of 8 because, just like anyone with kids, my daughter loves corn on the cob. I add this to the sheet with the potatoes and allow everything to cook another 15 minutes.
Finally the true star of the dish…the shrimp!! Make sure they are deveined and the shells are removed, place in mixing bowl drizzle with olive oil and add some summer flavor seasoning; toss until well coated. Shrimp cooks fast that is why it is the final step. Place them onto the baking sheet that has everything else and bakes for 10 more minutes.
Remove from oven, they will be very hot, so fit you desire to dig right in and allow it to cool slightly. Now serve with lemon and butter and you got yourself a summertime craving curing meal in the comfort of your own home!
Simple one sheet meal to cure your summer craving, made in the comfort of your own home
- 1 lb small red and white potatoes the smaller the better
- 2 lb raw shrimp shelled and de-veined
- 6 links andouille sausage sliced 1/2 inch thick
- 8 mini corn on the cob
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp coursley ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/8 tsp ground clove
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 1/2 tsp celery seed
- 1/8 tsp ground dry mustard
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp dill
- 2 bay leaves crushed
Before starting anything mix the seasoning, or you can substitute with creole seasoning
Pre heat oven to 375. Line a large baking sheet with non stick baking parchment paper.
In a large bowl place your potatoes and drizzle with olive oil and add a tablespoon of summertime flavor, or creole seasoning and toss. Place on a large lined bake sheet and allow to cook for 30 minutes in the oven. Set mixing bowl aside for later!
When 30 minutes are up add cob minis and the sliced andouille sausage. Place the baking sheet back in the oven and bake for another 15 minutes.
Take the large mixing bowl and place your shelled and de-veined raw shrimp in the bowl with olive oil and 1 tsp summer flavor seasoning or creole seasoning; toss until well coated.
When 15 minutes are done add the shrimp to the sheet and bake for another 10 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly and serve with lemon and butter. Enjoy!!
To make life a little more simple if you don't want to make this seasoning this you can substitute with creole seasoning!