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Spicy Cajun Shrimp, Kale + Cauliflower Rice
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Spicy Cajun Shrimp, Kale + Cauliflower Rice

This Spicy Cajun Shrimp, Kale + Cauliflower Rice recipe is the perfect meal for any day! Completely packed with bold, spicy cajun flavor, this recipe includes a tender "rice-like" cauliflower base and comes topped with colossal well-seasoned shrimp that will leave you having more than a few bites! One pot meal, completely easy, ready in 30 short minutes.
Course Main Course
Keyword cajun, cauliflower, dinner, food, healthy, seafood, spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Ingredients

Cauliflower Rice:

  • 1 medium cauliflower head
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth (See Notes)
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 2-3 Tbsps cajun seasoning, homemade or store-bought (See Notes)
  • 1 Tbsp juice of lemon

Shrimp + Kale:

  • 2 lbs. Colossal shrimp (Marinated overnight)
  • 1-2 Tbsps cajun seasoning, homemade or store-bought (See Notes)
  • 2 Tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 cups kale, de-stemmed + rinsed + chopped

Instructions

To Make Cauliflower Rice:

  • Once you've broken cauliflower head into florets and rinsed and patted dry, add florets to a food processor. Pulse a few times until cauliflower is broken down/minced into a "rice-like" consistency. Set aside.
  • In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add butter until fully warmed and melted. Add shrimp and cook on both sides (about 2-3 minutes), until pink and cook through. Remove from skillet and set shrimp aside on a plate or in a bowl.
  • In the same skillet (with juices from shrimp + all), add garlic and sauté for 1 minute or so, until fragrant. Add riced cauliflower and mix everything together. Next, add seasonings, lemon juice, and hot sauce and stir again. Cook for 2-3 minutes until cauliflower rice has fully soaked in everything is becomes tender. 
  • In the meantime, Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove from heat and add kale, tucking them in between cauliflower rice, then top with shrimp, ensuring that they are spread out evenly. Drizzle everything lightly with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and place skillet directly in oven to bake for 8-10 minutes, until kale has wilted.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately. Garnish with dried parsley and extra hot sauce, if desired.
  • Bon Appetite!

Notes

Homemade Cajun Seasoning: Mix together 2 Tbsps garlic powder, 2 Tbsps Italian seasoning, 2 Tbsps smoked paprika, 1 Tbsp sea salt, 1 Tbsp black pepper, 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper, 1 Tbsp dried thyme, and 1 Tbsp onion powder.
 
Substitute Chicken Broth: Instead of using chicken broth, you can also use shrimp's "marinated juices".