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Orange Jerked, Shrimp Salad

This is a great way to make a shrimp salad that tastes a little bit different than the standard fare. The Jamaican Jerk Blacken, goes so well with the flavor of the oranges.

Although this is great to eat as soon as you've made it, it'll be even better if you make it a day ahead. This will give a chance for the flavors to blend better.

To kick up the presentation a little, you might want to purchase an extra 1/2 pound of shrimp, don't cut them up, and place one, on top of the salad for a garnish.

  • 1 Pound Shrimp
  • 1 Tablespoon Butt Kickin' Blacken, Jamaican Jerk
  • 1 Can Mandarin Oranges, juice only, reserve the orange segments
  • 1 Tablespoon Butt Kickin' Blacken, Jamaican Jerk
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Large Carrot, 1/8" dice
  • 1/2 Large Pablano Pepper, 1/8" dice
  • 2 Medium Red Chili Peppers, 1/8" dice
  • 1/2 Large Onion, 1/8" dice
  • 2 Tablespoons Capers
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Butt Kickin' Blacken, Jamaican Jerk
  • 1/2 Large Lime, juiced
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise, as needed
  • 1 Can Reserved Mandarin Oranges
  • Salt and White Pepper, to taste

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1. Peel, clean, wash, then dry the shrimp. Add 1 tablespoon of Blacken, mix up.
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2. Pan fry, over high heat with a mixture of butter and oil (50 - 50). Don't crowd the pan, and cook about 2 minutes on the first side, then flip, and cook another minute on the second side. As they're finished, place them in a bowl while you reduce the sauce.
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3. Wipe out the pan, then add liquid from the can of mandarin oranges. Reduce this until it's almost a syrup.
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4. Add the shrimp back into the pan, and continue to cook on high until all of the syrup has glazed the shrimp. Set the shrimp into a bowl to cool. If you immediately pour some cold water into the hot pan, it'll deglaze the pan, and make cleanup a lot easier.
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5. Chop the shrimp into 1/2" pieces, and place in a clean bowl.
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6. Dice the vegetables, and add them to the bowl with the shrimp. Add the rest of the ingredients, but the oranges, and mix it well. Taste for salt, pepper and tartness. Adjust according using lime to make it a little more tart. Finally gently stir in the oranges so as not to break them up.

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Orange Jerked, Shrimp Salad

Because Butt Kickin' Blacken contains no salt, you can add a lot if your cooking on the grill, or a little if your cooking in a pan.

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If you've got any leftovers, this makes a GREAT Shrimp Salad Sandwich.

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