August 14, 2016

Fresh-Mex Shrimp and Corn with Cotija Cheese

Shrimp and Corn with Cotija Cheese

Shrimp and Corn with Cotija Cheese, oh my!

Alright friends, brace yourself. Because this one is easy. So easy.

This Fresh-Mex Dish is not only delicious, but the combination of Shrimp and Corn with Cotija Cheese is sure to be your new favorite.

It was the fastest, freshest dinner I’ve made all summer. And it’s straight up fresh-mex gourmet, too!

Let’s get cookin’

Aside from the seasonings (which are likely in your pantry), you’ll only need to pick up a few items at the grocery store: shrimp and corn, cotjia cheese, cilantro and avocado.

Woo hoo! Simple recipes are always music to my ears.

Any olive oil spray will do, but I’ve been crushing on Chosen Foods 100% pure oil cooking sprays like crazy.

They come in sleek bottles and do not contain any chemicals, emulsifiers or propellants. Pure enough to spray directly on your food, these sprays are great for coating vegetables, dressing salads and for cooking.

Lastly, I always recommend grabbing your shrimp from the fresh seafood counter. Buying the exact amount cooked and peeled with the tail-off makes dinner prep super easy and ensures that nothing will go to waste.

 

Fresh-Mex Shrimp and Corn with Cotija Cheese

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes

Yields: 2 servings

Shrimp and Corn with Cotija Cheese 2
  • 2 corn on the cobs
  • 1/2 pound cooked and peeled shrimp, tail-off
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1 ounce cotija cheese, finely grated
  • Cilantro, to taste
  • Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning, to taste (or sub chili powder)
  • Garlic Powder, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Olive Oil Spray
  1. Fill a large boiling pot 3/4 full with water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Husk the corn, pulling off the silky threads. Add corn to the pot, cooking 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Rinse shrimp. Bring a small pan to high heat, adding olive oil spray and seasoning. Flash-fry the shrimp for about 1-2 minutes on each side, so that you get a nicely-charred edge, but do not overcook the shrimp or dry it out.
  4. In a bowl, combine chopped corn, shrimp, and avocado slices. Top with cotija cheese and cilantro.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 259
  • Fat: 12 grams
  • Carbs: 22 grams
  • Protein: 22 grams

I hope you enjoy!

xoxo,

Raquel

 

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