I'm talking about Fish Friday Foodies who are a bunch of bloggers who get handed a challenge to make a new recipe within a certain theme. This month Caroline gave us the challenge of Seafood with a Bit of Spice.
I made some Cajun Spiced Shrimp Spring Rolls.
I'm all about spice, love my spicy foods, and was racking my brain trying to come up with some kind of spice, and then...
Legion of Spice contacted me and asked if I'd like to try their spice mix, and I said, Yes please!
I'm so glad I did.
For my part in this month I wanted to use this new Spice Mix called Black n' Bluesy which is a Cajun Blue Cheese Rub and Seasoning from Legion of Spice. (BTW, they're coming out with a few more blends soon.)
Recipe: Cajun Spiced Shrimp Spring Roll
1/2 pound raw shrimp, peeled
1/3 package Bean Thread's, cooked and cooled (or Cellophane noodles)
1/4 head lettuce, finely shredded
1 green onion, minced
2-4 strips carrot (use a peeler)
4 sheets Spring Roll Rice Paper
1 teaspoon Rice Wine Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Sweet Soy Sauce
1 heaping teaspoon Black n' Bluesy Rub and Seasoning
1 teaspoon olive oil for sauteeing.
Heat a small sauce pan with the olive oil over medium heat. Sprinkle the shrimp with the Black n' Bluesy seasoning,
Cook the Bean Threads according to the directions on the package. Mine just said to pour boiling water over the bean threads and set aside for 15 minutes. Take the Bean Threads out of the hot water, drain and place into a bowl. Mix the Rice Wine Vinegar, sugar and Sweet Soy Sauce together and pour over the bean threads. Set aside to cool. Cut the lettuce up, in fine shreds. Chop the green onion and then take a couple of strips of carrot off of a peeled (and hopefully washed) carrot.
By this time the shrimp and Bean Threads should be cooled. Mix the Bean Threads in with the lettuce, and then have fun.
Dip a sheet of Rice Paper into some hot water to soften. Then place the softened sheet on a damp surface, like my cutting board here. Lay a row of shrimp on the middle,
Stop and admire the pretty roll, take pictures, and then realize you should have rolled it tighter.
And then use a fork to get every last bit of goodness up.
The combo of spices was very nice. I wasn't too sure about the cajun and sweet hot chile sauce combo, but they got along very well in my mouth.
*I was given a sample of this spice mix to use and develop recipes from. All opinions are my own and reflect my experience with this spice mixture.
Please check out Legion of Spice as well. They donate a portion of their sales to help out the hungry and are also offering free shipping for the month of May. And... They don't use a whole buncha salt either.
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This recipe was also shared on Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage