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Monday, June 2, 2014

Fiesta Shrimp/Chicken

Hey there!

My family's been making this recipe ever since I can remember, I don't know where the recipe came from. We used to always make it on the grill in foil packets, but recently had the revelation come from other family members that you can- lo and behold - make it in a pan in the oven! So easy, and so delicious. So Jordan and I made it the other weekend for his family, the night before mother's day, so his mom didn't have to make dinner. It was delish! Let's do this.

Onions (I didn't cook them before this time, sorry!), beans, and corn, then throw in a little olive oil and a lot of Old Bay.
Here's your basic mix! So easy and quick.
Put it in a pan, and you can top with basically anything- some people wanted chicken and some shrimp, so we made both!
And here's the shrimp one! and now just pop it in the oven!

Fiesta Shrimp/Chicken
-olive oil
-1 chopped onion
-1 can black beans, rinsed (15 oz)
-1 cup + canned or frozen corn
- lots of Old Bay spice- to taste
- lots of cheese to top then to top again after cooking
- chicken or shrimp (peeled and deveined!) (about 2 lb.)
Saute the onions in a little olive oil until just starting to soften.
Mix together your onion, black beans, corn, a couple drizzles of olive oil, and old bay.
Grease a 9 x 13’’ pan (or largish pieces of foil if grilling), then pour the beans/corn/onions in.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Put your chicken or shrimp on top, and sprinkle with cheese.
Cover tightly with foil.
Cook at 350-380 F until the meat is done: If using shrimp, timing depends on how large your shrimp are, but it won’t take longer than 20 minutes, and it’s done when the shrimp are opaque and firm. If you are using chicken (large pieces), it’ll take 45+ minutes most likely- cook until the internal temperature is 165 F.
Leave cheese and Old Bay out for people to top their portions.

OPTIONAL! Jordan pulled out his torch and we crisped up the top of the cheese and shrimp.
Your finished dish- dig in! Serve with a salad or rice to make it heartier.

Savor it!
love, rue

p.s. sorry no finished pic of the chicken- it wasn't done until a few minutes after we started dinner, and I was too busy eating (so selfish I know!) to go get a pic before it was dug into. Rave reviews all around, though!

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