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Smoky succulent shrimp rolled in spices that caramelize placed over a crispy potato nest then drizzled in a buttery béarnaise sauce hit on all of your taste buds…. This recipe for Smoky Shrimp on potato nests is a fantastic appetizer that looks great and tastes even better.
Smoky Shrimp on Potato Nests
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Smoky succulent shrimp rolled in spices that caramelize placed over a crispy potato nest then drizzled in a buttery béarnaise sauce hit on all of your taste buds…. This recipe for Smoky Shrimp on potato nests is a fantastic appetizer that looks great and tastes even better.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gourmet shrimp recipes, shrimp appetizers
Servings: 12 portions
Calories: 247 kcal
Author: Michele Hall
Ingredients
  • DRY RUB
  • 2 Tbs Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbs Paprika
  • 2 Tbs Cumin
  • 1 Tbs Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tbs Celery Salt
  • 1 Tbs Black Peppeer
  • ½ Tbs Cayanne
  • 1 Tbs Old Bay Seasoning
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
SHRIMP
  • 1/3 cup Mixed Dry Rub Spices
  • 12 Large Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup Canola or Vegetable Oil
POTATO NESTS
  • 2 medium Russet Potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon Lawry's seasoned salt I use Lawry's
  • Béarnaise Sauce RECIPE listed below
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients for Dry Rub to combine evenly. Measure out 1/3 cup to use for this recipe save the rest for another time. You can use this rub in other recipes, such as pork and chicken.
  2. Toss Peeled and deveined shrimp in 1/3 cup spice mix and set aside.
  3. Peel the potatoes, then shred them.
  4. Squeeze out any liquid and set aside.
  5. In a small skillet add the oil and heat to high. Once oil is hot, drop about 2 tablespoons of shredded potatoes into small 2" flat rounds. Spread potatoes to an even thickness for even cooking.
  6. Leave plenty of room in between so nests are easy to flip.
  7. Reduce heat to medium high.
  8. Cook for 2-4 minutes on one side until golden brown, then flip gently by turning away from you so if any oil splashes it splashes away from you.
  9. Finish cooking for an additional 2-4 minutes, until golden brown. Potatoes will be crispy on the outside with a more soft inside.
  10. Season potato nests with the seasoned salt.
  11. Cook in batches until all potatoes are finished.
  12. Remove from oil, allow to drain on a paper towel.
  13. You can keep the potatoes warm in an oven at 250° while you cook the shrimp.
  14. At this point make the béarnaise sauce as listed in the recipe below.
  15. Heat a small skillet to high, take 2 tablespoons of oil from the skillet that you cooked the potatoes in and place in hot pan.
  16. Then add shrimp in batches cooking until shrimp is cooked through. Approximately 2-3 minutes per side.
  17. Remove from pan for assembly.
  18. On a serving plate place potato nest, top with the one shrimp per nest. Once all nests are topped, drizzle béarnaise sauce over the top.
  19. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately!