Nick Massie: Beef and Shrimp Tampiqueña With Christmas Pico

Nick Massie of Paleo Nick is within the kitchen with sp visitor Sam Dancer, getting ready a vacation feast match for an athlete. Give the reward of balanced diet with Massie’s recipe for beef and shrimp tampiqueña, a festive riff on a basic Mexican meat dish. Feliz Navidad!

For the Beef:
• 1 beef tenderloin* (5-7 lb.), trimmed of silver pores and skin and tied to a uniform thickness**
• 1 tbsp. olive oil
• ½ cup Cheechako Tako spice mix, or Mexican seasoning listed under
• four ft. of butchers twine


Preheat oven to 450 F.
Rub beef with olive oil and spice mix till uniformly coated on all sides.
Place seasoned beef on a foil-lined sheet pan and place within the oven.
Roast till the middle of the thickest a part of the tenderloin reads 120 F.
Take away from the oven and permit to relaxation for 15 minutes earlier than eradicating twine and slicing.
See plating directions.
* You need to use flank steak, skirt steak, ribeye, sirloin, tri-tip, and many others. You can too grill these cuts as an alternative of roasting them.
** You do not need to tie the tenderloin; it merely helps the meat prepare dinner uniformly.

Mexican Spice Mix

Mix the next elements:
• 2 tbsp. ancho chile powder
• 2 tbsp. kosher salt
• 1 tbsp. granulated garlic
• 1 tbsp. onion powder
• 1 tbsp. floor cumin
• 1 tbsp. dried oregano leaves
• ½ tbsp. floor black pepper
• 1 tsp. chipotle powder

For the Shrimp:
• 2 lb. wild shrimp, peeled and deveined
• 6 cloves recent garlic, smashed and minced
• 1 tbsp. olive oil
• kosher salt, to style
• black pepper, to style
• juice of 1 lime

Warmth a big sauté pan (14 in.) over excessive warmth.
Add olive oil and garlic to the pan and stir till garlic begins to toast.
Season the highest facet of the shrimp with kosher salt and pepper, and place them seasoned-side down within the pan. Instantly season the opposite facet of the shrimp with salt and pepper.
Stir shrimp to include garlic.
Enable to prepare dinner for 60 seconds after which add the recent lime juice.
Stir and prepare dinner for 2-Three minutes longer or till shrimp are simply cooked by way of.
Reduce the warmth and see plating directions.
For the Christmas Pico:
• 2 massive tomatoes, washed, cored and small-diced
• ½ massive purple onion, small-diced
• juice of two limes
• ½ jalapeño, minced
• ½ bunch of recent cilantro, chiffonade (finely chopped)
• 1 garlic clove, smashed into paste
• kosher salt, to style
• black pepper, to style

Mix all elements in a mixing bowl and season with kosher salt and pepper to your liking.
See plating directions.
Plating Directions:
• 2 c. cheddar or Mexican cheese mix
• 1 bunch of recent cilantro

Slice beef into medallions ½-to-1-in. thick and place them on a big, oven-safe serving platter.
High beef with shrimp and cheese.
Place platter in a scorching oven or underneath the broiler for 60-90 seconds, simply lengthy sufficient for the cheese to soften, however not grow to be crispy.
Take away from oven, high with Christmas Pico and garnish plate with cilantro.
Inform your loved ones and buddies that you simply love them and that this platter is proof!
Merry Christmas!

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