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Blackened Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Aioli


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  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 teas. EVOO
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teas. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teas. paprika
  • 2 teasp. onion powder
  • 1/2 teas. dried oregano
  • 1/4 teas. cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails left on



Step 1

Preheat oven to 400.
Slice off the top of the garlic head. Brush with cut side with EVOO. Wrap in foil and bake until tender, 40 minutes. Let cool. Swueeze the garlic cloves from their skins into a food processor. Add the mayo and vinegar; puree. Transfer the aioli to a bowl and chill.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet, toast the paprika, onion powder, oregano, cayenne and 1/2 teas. each salt and pepper over medium heat for 1 minute. Stir in melted butter. Transfer to a bowl and add the shrimp to coat.

Brush a grill pan with EVOO and preheat over high heat. Add the shrimp and cook, turning once, until the spices are blackened, 2-4 minutes.
Serve with aioli dip.

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