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Healthy Shrimp and "Grits"

(Whole30, Keto, Paleo)


Spicy, tender shrimp in a rich, simple sauce over garlicky, creamy cauliflower "grits."

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes


Servings: 2 people

Calories: 510kcal

Author: Cheryl Malik

​Equipment Needed: Food processor and cast iron skillet




  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined

  • 2-3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning without salt*

  • Salt

  • 2 tablespoons ghee or butter


Cauliflower "Grits"

  • 1 - 12 ounce bag frozen cauliflower

  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons ghee or butter

  • Salt to taste



  • Fill a medium saucepan with a couple of inches of water and bring to a boil. Place the frozen cauliflower in a steamer basket and top with 1 large clove garlic, chopped. Cover and steam until tender.

  • When tender, place the steamed cauliflower and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and add ghee or butter. Do not get rid of the steaming water! Blitz until almost the desired texture. Add salt and a bit of the steaming water, if desired, and process again until the desired consistency.

  • Meanwhile, make your shrimp. Pat dry and sprinkle very liberally with Cajun seasoning. You want the shrimp to be almost entirely coated, so don't skimp out here! We probably use about 2-3 tablespoons of seasoning. If your Cajun seasoning does not include salt, salt the shrimp now as well.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons ghee or butter in a large skillet, preferably cast-iron, over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is very hot, add the shrimp and cook for a minute or two, or until the bottom side begins turning pink. Flip the shrimp and cook until the bottom side is turning pink. When the shrimp are no longer translucent down the middle, where they've been deveined, remove from the skillet immediately.

  • Spoon the cauliflower "grits" into serving bowls and top with half of the shrimp. Pour the ghee and Cajun seasoning "sauce" from the cast-iron skillet over serving bowls. Serve immediately.

*I make this Cajun seasoning recipe at home.


Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 648mg | Sodium: 1767mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 3450IU | Vitamin C: 9.3mg | Calcium: 345mg | Iron: 6.3mg | Net Carbs: 1g

Courtesy of 40 Aprons

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