Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Active Time
13 Mins
Total Time
43 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: about 5 shrimp and 1 cup salad)

Seared shrimp with a quick spice rub pairs with pan-charred summer vegetables in this simple dish that pops with fresh flavor. A little vinegar balances the sweetness of the caramelized veggies and also complements the shrimp. Fresh basil, parsley, and thyme would also work in this dish if you have them on hand.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine salt and 1 quart water in a medium bowl, stirring until the salt dissolves. Add shrimp to brine; cover bowl with plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Add corn, bell pepper, and onion; cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are lightly charred and tender. Place corn mixture in a large bowl. Stir in chives, vinegar, and oil.

Step 3

Wipe skillet clean; return to medium-high. Remove shrimp from brine; pat dry between paper towels. Sprinkle shrimp with chili powder. Add shrimp to pan; cook 1 minute on each side or until done. Serve shrimp with salad.