Cajun Shrimp & Corn Pancakes with Sautéed Summer Vegetables
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Cajun Shrimp & Corn Pancakes

with Sautéed Summer Vegetables

35 MIN
2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

This zesty, seasonal dish calls on beloved flavors of the South, like smoky spiced shrimp and cornbread-style pancakes, which get a fresh twist from bites of sweet corn stirred right into the batter.
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Cajun Shrimp & Corn Pancakes with Sautéed Summer Vegetables
Title
  • 10 oz Tail-On Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined)
  • ½ cup Cornbread Mix
  • 1 Pasture-Raised Egg
  • 2 Scallions
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 ears Of Corn
  • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
  • 4 oz Sweet Peppers
  • 1 oz Salted Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun Spice Blend (Smoked Paprika, Ground Yellow Mustard, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Whole Dried Oregano, Whole Dried Thyme & Cayenne Pepper)
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tips & techniques
Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Remove any husks and silks from the corn; cut the kernels off the cobs. In a bowl, combine the chopped garlic, sliced white bottoms of the scallions, and half the corn kernels. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then medium dice. Halve the tomatoes. Place in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.

Make the corn pancakes
2 Make the corn pancakes

To make the batter, in a medium bowl, combine the cornbread mix, egg, remaining corn kernels, and 1/4 cup of water. Whisk to thoroughly combine. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Scoop or pour the batter into the pan to make 4 equal-sized pancakes, keeping them separate. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

Cook the shrimp
3 Cook the shrimp

Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels; remove the tails. Place in a bowl; season with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). Toss to thoroughly coat. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until opaque and cooked through. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate.

Cook the vegetables
4 Cook the vegetables

In the pan of reserved fond, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the diced peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the prepared corn mixture; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the butter and seasoned tomatoes. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the butter is melted and the tomatoes are softened. Turn off the heat.

Finish & serve your dish
5 Finish & serve your dish

To the pan of cooked vegetables, add the vinegar and cooked shrimp; stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished shrimp and vegetables over the corn pancakes. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Remove any husks and silks from the corn; cut the kernels off the cobs. In a bowl, combine the chopped garlic, sliced white bottoms of the scallions, and half the corn kernels. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then medium dice. Halve the tomatoes. Place in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.

2 Make the corn pancakes

To make the batter, in a medium bowl, combine the cornbread mix, egg, remaining corn kernels, and 1/4 cup of water. Whisk to thoroughly combine. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Scoop or pour the batter into the pan to make 4 equal-sized pancakes, keeping them separate. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

Make the corn pancakes
Cook the shrimp
3 Cook the shrimp

Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels; remove the tails. Place in a bowl; season with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). Toss to thoroughly coat. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until opaque and cooked through. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate.

4 Cook the vegetables

In the pan of reserved fond, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the diced peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the prepared corn mixture; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the butter and seasoned tomatoes. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the butter is melted and the tomatoes are softened. Turn off the heat.

Cook the vegetables
Finish & serve your dish
5 Finish & serve your dish

To the pan of cooked vegetables, add the vinegar and cooked shrimp; stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished shrimp and vegetables over the corn pancakes. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

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