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Blackened Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Aioli December 8, 2010

Blackened Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Aioli

Jamie says:  This last week of school has been a busy one.  In three days, I did two presentations, submitted a business plan that is about 300 pages, participated in a formulary debate and submitted a 30 page report for it, and took an exam on fat-soluble vitamins (written-response), plus did some teaching assistant work.  Today was my last day of classes.  Internship begins next semester and will continue through the summer.  Despite this craziness, I made time for a nice dinner of Blackened Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Aioli from Everyday with Rachel Ray magazine.  It was a rewarding stress-relief break.

Blackened Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Aioli


  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Smart Balance omega 3 spread
  • 3/4 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.  Slice off the top of the garlic head, reserving the top.  Place the garlic, cut side up, on a piece of aluminum foil and pour 1 tsp olive oil on the cut part.  Place the top back on the garlic, and wrap the garlic in foil, pinching the foil at the top.  Roast in oven for 40 minutes.  Allow to cool.  Squeeze the cloves from the head of garlic into a small food processor.  Add mayonnaise and vinegar.  Blend.  Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate.
  2. Meanwhile, rinse shrimp, pat to remove excess water and set aside.  In a large saute pan, add paprika, onion powder, oregano, chile powder, salt, and pepper.  Toast over medium heat for 1 minute.  Add Smart Balance spread and stir to mix.  Add shrimp and remaining olive oil, and mix well.  Cook for about 2-4 minutes, then flip to cook the other side and cook for another 2-4 minutes, until done.  Serve with roasted garlic aoili dip.  Serves: 2.  Enjoy!

Absolutely delicious!  The blackened shrimp have a nice, bold flavor.  The creamy, garlic flavor of the aioli is fantastic accompaniment.

  • Nutrition note:  Shrimp are a lean source of protein in the meat and beans group in MyPyramid.  Seven medium shrimp count as 2 oz in the meats and beans group. 

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