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Blackened Shrimp with Collard Greens and Black-Eyed Peas


Enjoy this southern inspired dish featuring greens, bacon, and black eyed peas served with Cajun seasoning crusted shrimp! If you want to learn more about the health benefits of adding chilies to your diet, click here.

What’s included?
2 Tbsp. Smoked Paprika 4 oz. Dry Black-Eyed Peas
1/2 tsp Dried Thyme 3 oz. Applewood Smoked Bacon
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano 1 1/2 cup Diced Fresh Onion
1/4 tsp White Pepper 1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper 1 1/2 cup Diced Celery
1/8 tsp Black Pepper 1 1/2 cup Diced Green Bell Pepper
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder 1 lb. Collard Greens (cleaned and stems removed)
1/8 tsp Onion Powder 3 cup Diced Tomatoes
1/8 tsp Kosher Salt
1 lb. 26/30 Raw Shrimp
Yield: 6 Servings Portion Size: 1 Serving

How to make this dish:

Mix together all spices and toss with raw peeled shrimp. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.

Meanwhile, rinse dried beans and cook in boiling water until tender. About 20-45 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Cook bacon in a hot skillet. Once crisp, remove bacon bits and half the rendered fat (reserve). In the remaining fat, cook off onions and garlic until onions are translucent. Add the celery and peppers. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add the prepped greens and stir. Add the tomatoes, cover the pot with a lid, lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes until greens are tender. Add cooked bacon and stir well. Keep warm. Heat another skillet and add some of the reserved bacon fat. Add the shrimp and sauté until cooked through, about 3 minutes. Cook in batches to get a nice crust on the shrimp and do not stir too much. Serve Collards and Peas in a plate and top with shrimp and garnish with remoulade.

Notes from the Chef:

Make extra remoulade and keep refrigerated for use as a spread for sandwiches.

Nutritional Information:

272 Calories
28 grams of Protein
28 grams of Carbohydrates
7 grams of Total Fat
169 mg of Cholesterol
468 mg of Sodium
9 grams of Dietary Fiber
1.5 grams of Saturated Fat

Once you try the recipe, let us know what you think in the comments!

Categories: Healthy Eating