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Skillet Chili-Shrimp and Blackened Green Beans with Blood Orange Butter Sauce

Skillet Chili-Shrimp and Blackened Green Beans with Blood Orange Butter Sauce

A Simple Skillet Dish with Big ZESTY Flavors – perfect for a weeknight meal, special enough for company.

Skillet Chili-Shrimp with Blackened Green Beans and Blood Orange Butter
Skillet Chili-Shrimp with Blackened Green Beans and Blood Orange Butter
Skillet Chili-Shrimp with Blackened Green Beans and Blood Orange Butter
Meaty and silky Jumbo Shrimps – dusted with Chili Seasoning are tossed with plenty of Blackened Green Beans and a Zesty Blood Orange Butter Sauce 
Skillet Chili-Shrimp with Blackened Green Beans and Blood Orange Butter
Use ONE Skillet to create this satisfying Chili-Shrimp, Blackened Green Beans and Blood Orange Butter Sauté

Who doesn’t love a quick Shrimp Sauté?
This dish boasts tons of flavor with Chili Seasoning, Blackened Green Beans and a delectable French Style Butter sauce a-la “beurre blanc.”
BUT lighter…lightened-up with just a few tablespoons of butter.. not sticks!

Ingredients for the Skillet Chili-Shrimp and Blackened Green Beans with Blood Orange Butter Sauce
Ingredients for the Skillet Chili-Shrimp and Blackened Green Beans with Blood Orange Butter Sauce
Homemade chili powder with Guindilla Chiles and Pasilla Negro Chiles
Karen’s Homemade Chili Powder  (see the recipe!) 

Use the kick of chili peppers with complementary spices to create a lively, brightly colored blend –  salt free.
Mildy spicy ~ you grind it fresh ~ better than stir-bought!

A Blend of Guindilla Chiles, Pasilla Negro Chiles and spices – simply ground in a spice grinder or clean coffee bean grinder with easy to find chiles.
Used as a spice to add pungency or piquancy and flavor to many dishes.

Squeezing Fresh Blood Orange Juice
Squeezing Fresh Blood Orange Juice

Super- simple! Cut a blood orange in half, heat in microwave one minute, cool slightly and squeeze the juice – you will use 1/4 cup.

Blood Oranges, compared to navel oranges taste less acidic, slightly sweeter, and have hints of raspberry and strawberry. They are in season in winter and early spring, from about December through April.

I can not resist the juice of these bright colored blood oranges with their fiery deep crimson color and just tart enough essence.

Blood oranges are full of anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant. These are the pigments that give them their dark red color. And – another benefit is its high dose of the vitamin C and its ability to shore up your immune system. “Moro” is  most popular variety sold in the US ~ a common orange variety grown since the 18th century in the Mediterranean; notably Sicily.

How to pick a good one?
Choose one that is heavy for its size – has more water content, a sign that it is juicy.

deveining jumbo 10 - 12 sized shrimps
Deveining  jumbo 10 – 12 sized shrimps

I’m using jumbo shrimp ~ 10 -12 size… that’s 10 – 12 per pound. A luxury – sweet, glossy and meaty.
If using smaller shrimp – watch cooking time so they are not overcooked; shrimp cooks quite quickly.

Add chili powder to the jumbo shrimp - adds tons mildly spicy flavor
Add chili powder to the jumbo shrimp – adds tons mildly spicy flavor
Chili-spiced shrimp are sautéed than sliced garlic is added
Chili-spiced shrimp are sautéed than sliced garlic is added – they will not be fully cooked 
Blood Orange Butter Sauce: COLD butter is whisked into the reduced base of the sauce - emulsifies to a glossy and delicious zesty sauce
Blood Orange Butter Sauce: COLD butter is whisked into the reduced base of the sauce – emulsifies to a glossy and delicious zesty sauce
Blackened green beans are added to the pan of shrimp and blood orange sauce
Blackened green beans are added to the pan of shrimp and blood orange sauce
Skillet Chili-Shrimp and Blackened Green Beans with Blood Orange Butter Sauce ready to eat!
Skillet Chili-Shrimp and Blackened Green Beans with Blood Orange Butter Sauce ready to eat!
Skillet Chili Shrimp with Blackened Green Beans with Blood Orange Butter Sauce
Skillet Chili Shrimp with Blackened Green Beans with Blood Orange Butter Sauce – plated and ready to enjoy! 

Beurre Blanc:

I have re-imagined this classic French sauce.
All the flavor with a fraction of the butter… fat!

This thick, rich, creamy sauce is made with a reduction of white wine, shallots, garlic and freshly squeezed blood orange juice – with cold butter swirled in until emulsified.
It has a slightly sweet, tangy flavor that goes especially well with poached fish, shellfish, and asparagus. This versatile sauce was popularized in the 1960s and 1970s by French chefs looking to brighten up their dishes with tart sauces instead of more traditional, roux-heavy sauces.

While there are many theories about its origin, the most popular one suggests that it was invented in the early 20th century by chef Clémence Lefeuvre in a small village near the city of Nantes in France, when she forgot to put eggs into the Béarnaise sauce she was making for fish. The new sauce was a hit with her customers, and the classic beurre blanc was born.

Rich with butter, traditionally beurre blanc is similar to hollandaise. But unlike hollandaise, it classically starts with a heady blend of dry white wine, vinegar and shallot. These acidic ingredients contribute to the sauce in two ways: they help hold the emulsion together, and they give the pale yellow sauce a distinctive flavor.
In my recipe ~ 3 tablespoons are added to the reduction… that’s all, and does create creamy, rich sauce without sticks of butter. Lightened-up, delicious, zesty and velvety.

Give this recipe a whirl in your kitchen – your new favorite one skillet dish!
Karen

Skillet Chili-Shrimp with Blackened Green Beans and Blood Orange Butter

Skillet Chili-Shrimp and Blackened Green Beans with Blood Orange Butter Sauce

Simple Skillet Dish with Big ZESTY Flavors - perfect for a weeknight meal, special enough for company.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp I used 10-12 size
  • 2 teaspoons Karen's Homemade Chili Powder (mildly spicy) (see recipe) or your favorite chili seasoning
  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans washed, dried; ends snipped
  • 1 teaspoon neutral oil such as expeller pressed safflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter I use organic
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic peeled, thinly sliced
  • 2 pinches salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup blood orange juice (1 squeezed fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons shallots peeled, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot chili flakes
  • 3 tablespoons COLD unsalted butter

Instructions

Sauté Green Beans & Shrimp:

  • Shell and devein the shrimp. Add to a plate. Add chili powder; mix in - set aside.
    Add 1 teaspoon oil to a 11"- 12" non-stick skillet, raise heat to medium-high. When hot, add green beans - let develop some color, then toss. Cook until tender-crisp and slightly blackened - remove to a clean plate.
  • Add 2 teaspoons butter. Add shrimp AND garlic, sauté until golden on first side, turn over with tongs and cook on the second side just until golden - Shrimp will NOT be fully cooked at this step. Season with a big pinch of salt & pepper.

Make the sauce in the skillet:

  • Push the shrimp to a side of the pan, add white wine, blood orange juice, shallots and chili flakes to the skillet. Cook over medium- low heat and reduce the liquid by half. Remove from heat, cool down one minute.
    Cut the cold butter into tablespoons - and add the first tablespoon into the reduction with a fork - swirl to melt and incorporate. Finish the sauce with the last 2 tablespoons, one at a time. (Add more butter by the tablespoon if you like for a richer sauce.)
  • Add the shrimp and green beans into the sauce in the skillet and toss to warm all through. Taste for seasonings. Add more chili seasoning to taste.
  • Serve on a large platter or individual plates.
    Garnish with chopped parsley and blood orange slices if you like.

Notes

See my salt-free recipe: Karen’s Homemade Chili Powder
This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer. 
COURSE: Main Course
CUISINE: American
KEYWORDS: blood orange beurre blanc, chili grilled shrimp, sauteed shrimp with blackened green beans
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Chili-Shrimp and Blackened Green Beans with Blood Orange Butter Sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
228
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
171
mg
57
%
Sodium
 
857
mg
37
%
Potassium
 
332
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
17
g
34
%
Vitamin A
 
1211
IU
24
%
Vitamin C
 
16
mg
19
%
Calcium
 
96
mg
10
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Skillet Chili-Shrimp and Blackened Green Beans with Blood Orange Butter Sauce

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  1. Reply

    HDR
    4 MAR 2022
    REPLY
    My husband loves blood oranges and eats them every day when they are in season. I’m always looking for new recipes to make during Lent. will be trying this one in the coming weeks. Thanks.

  2. Reply

    KAREN SHEER
    6 MAR 2022
    REPLY
    Thank you for the comment – enjoy this dish.
    I love blood oranges too!
    -Karen

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