Roasted Spicy Shrimp with Broccoli Florets Recipe

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Roasted Broccoli with Shrimp over Brown Rice. I have made roasted vegetables before maybe you remember that one.

 We were sitting here thinking what to make with all these wonderful spices I won from Drick's Rambling Cafe' Blog and his great Giveaway Contest.
 One of the many prizes I won, there was one spice name that really stood out in the bunch called  Slap Ya Mama Cajun Spice,  I had to try it out, boy is it a great blend! 
 It was a toss up between using either salmon or shrimp, both would go great with roasted vegetables and the shrimp won, I assure you this was a terrific combination and we will make it again soon. If you don't care for too much spice, go easier on them, but this cajun spice was the
 perfect addition to make this dish a hit!

 2 pounds of broccoli cut up into florets washed, cleaned if fresh I cut the stems way down
 1 teaspoon sesame seeds toasted
 1 teaspoon soy sauce
 1 teaspoon minced garlic
 1 teaspoon sea salt,
 1/2 teaspoon pepper
 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
 1/2 teaspoon cajun spice
 dash of cayenne pepper
 1/4 teaspoon paprika
 1 lemon zested
 1/4 cup of seasoned Italian bread crumbs(optional)
 1 pound of shrimp fresh or frozen cleaned and deveined (tails on for presentation)

On a large  cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and sprayed with oil, spread  a single layer of broccoli drizzle lightly with olive oil, sprinkle with sesame seed.  Place in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degree hot oven.

Meanwhile, in a bowl  mix together one pound large shrimp adding  2 tablespoons of olive oil, zest from one lemon, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic and soy sauce.

 After the 15 minutes cooking the broccoli ( see note below),  add the shrimp and mix gently together. Sprinkle all over with bread crumbs if using.  Continue baking  raising temperature to 400 degrees and bake for another 10 minutes or until the shrimps are a nice pink in color and broccoli is roasted and browned on the edges a little. That's it.

We like our broccoli cooked a little more than most folks, so you decide. Test it, if you like crispier than you may want to add the shrimps earlier than waiting for the 15 minutes while roasting your broccoli. Sometimes I cook it even longer if it's really thick stemmed.

 This is great served over brown rice or plain.

+claudia lamascolo  author


  1. It looks very very good. I like this mix very much. Bye, have a great day

  2. My favorite kind of recipe, simple with lots of flavor. I have roasted lobster but never thought about roasting shrimp. This sounds delicious.

  3. Think the shrimp would win it out for me, too!

  4. Your dish looks and sounds delicious Claudia. Mary over at Deep South Dish is an avid user of Slap Ya Mama. My mom cooked broccoli to almost mush and I still prefer it that way. Thanks for the link to Drick's

  5. We love broccoli and shrimp, but have never roasted them, but we will now.

    Please stop by my blog. I have an award for you:)

  6. The shrimp look amazing. As you must know by now, shell fish is one of my faves.
    As for PIPA and SOPA, I really don't have enough knowledge of it to input. More research necessary that's for sure.

  7. Well, if I had something as tantalizing as "Slap Ya Mama Cajun Spice" you would bet I would be using that. I love shrimp and broccoli and enhancing it with spice just warms up my winter soul. Ah the SOPA stuff is fascinating -

  8. What a great dish...I want to try that spice mix :)
    I have not read this article yet but will. Hope you are having a wonderful week, hugs

  9. Dear Claudia, Wonderful and healthy dish!
    Very interesting about the Wikipedia and SOPA.

    Blessings, Catherine xo

  10. Dozens of sites are in protest. Kudos to Wiki though for leading the pack. Btw, did you join Google's petition to stop SOPA & PIPA?

    Now onto the roast shrimp! I love the spices and flavors you've mixed together. This sounds really delicious!

    Tammy <3

  11. wow, fantastic - knew when the box was packed it was getting a good home... I love how you grilled the shrimp and an surprised you added more cayenne and pepper, but I see where you only used 1/2 teaspoon of mix (conserving I guess)...
    I sent you the white pepper blend I think as I favor it moreso than the regular blend in my kitchen... there is Creole spice blend too in there, that is a good one too...
    I battered and fried some catfish and in doing so, wondered if you had used your fry mix...funny, I find myself thinking of you often now that you have part of my kitchen spice rack...LOL

  12. Mmm all my favorite ingredients and oh so healthy! This looks amazing! :)

  13. What a great dish. I can't wait to serve a small portion as a first course!

  14. Looks gorgeous and so healthy! :) Lovely. I have to say, I
    m a teeeensy bit jealous of your spice prize! ;)

  15. Shrimp always wins in my house too! Sounds wonderful with those delicious spices!

  16. What an amazing dish. It sounds delicious and you put your Cajun spice to good use. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  17. This looks really good. Love your pictures.

  18. I knew you would make wonderful use of those spices, this does look delicious! This recipe really does illustrate that you can do a lot with a few ingredients as long as they have a lot of flavor or spice! Well done!

  19. This sounds delicious! I love roasted broccoli, I'm sure I over do it by most standards, mine is usually browned, yum! I bet all of the spices add a really nice flavor to the dish.

  20. Looks like you are making excellent use of those spices!! Yum!


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