I like recipe challenges anyway, I think I'd be a natural at Chopped.
Just sayin... ummm, anyone know someone at Food Network?
My challenge was to use one of Healthy Solutions Spice Blends and come up with a new, fun recipe using it.
My choice was their Shrimp Scampi Seasoning. Which is a perfect blend of garlic, onions and other spices.
And since I live on the Gulf Coast, I wanted to come up with a new and interesting recipe using the seasoning mix and Shrimp.
We have a lot of shrimp here, and while I love shrimp, steamed and served with some Cocktail Sauce, it doesn't hurt to try something new.
Really, it doesn't...
I'm not the only one who voted on it either, I tried it out on a bunch of
Here is my entry for the contest.
I call these Scampi Bites.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Grease a couple of mini tart pans
Recipe: Yield 25-30 Scampi Bites, depending on the size of the shrimp.
4 oz. Cream Cheese
4 oz. Butter
1 cup AP flour
1 teaspoon Shrimp Scampi Seasoning
Step 1: Rub the cream cheese and butter into the flour and seasoning mix, until well blended. You can also place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the mixture forms a soft ball. Place in the fridge for about 15 minutes to firm up a little if you like.
1 lb. Shrimp, (25-30 size)
1 tsp. Shrimp Scampi Seasoning
1 tsp. Butter
1 tsp. Olive oil
Step 2: Sprinkle 1 tsp. Scampi Seasoning onto the shrimp and saute in the butter/olive oil until the shrimp just starts to cook, remove from heat. Set aside for just a minute.
1 cup White Wine
1-2 tsp. Shrimp Scampi Seasoning
1 tablespoon butter
1 tsp. Olive Oil
Step 3: Place the sauce ingredients into a small sauce pan and simmer until the wine has reduced by half or more. Takes about 10 minutes.
Step 4: Take the Tassi Dough out of the fridge, form into marble sized balls, and flatten each one out into a thin disc and press them into each depression of a mini tart pan. Continue until all the depressions are filled.
Serve warm or at room temp.
BTW, you can see my video on Youtube here .
I received a packet of Shrimp Scampi Seasoning mix to use in the creation of this recipe.