Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

While growing up in the South (Texas, Louisiana and Florida), I absolutely loved shrimp and grits! Cheesy grits topped with spicy Cajun shrimp! Good old-fashioned comfort food! Here is a healthier low carb version from Optavia using cauliflower!

This version uses riced cauliflower instead of stone-ground cornmeal, but don't worry! It still has the creamy texture we all love from the grits. Unsweetened almond milk, sour cream and cheese contributes to that! Easy enough for a busy weeknight dinner or tasty enough for company!

Start off by cooking your shrimp seasoned with Cajun seasoning in a medium sized skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Then add lemon juice and chicken broth. Let simmer for about a minute and set aside.

In another skillet, melt butter and cook riced cauliflower for about 5 minutes. Then add salt and unsweetened almond or cashew milk. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Add sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese is completely melted. Equally portion out the grits on two plates. Top grits with shrimp and sliced green onions. Enjoy this yummy Southern favorite!

Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

1 lb raw, peeled, deveined shrimp
1/2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
Cooking spray
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp butter
2 1/2 cups finely riced cauliflower
1/2 cup unsweetened original almond or cashew milk
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sour cream
1/3 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions

Toss shrimp and Cajun seasoning together in a large bowl.
Spray a medium sized skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Cook shrimp until pink, about 2 to 3 min per side. Add lemon juice and chicken broth, scraping any bits off of the bottom of the pan, and simmer for 1 minute, set aside.

In a separate skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add riced cauliflower, and cook for 5 min. Add milk and salt, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, and stir in sour cream and cheese until melted.
Serve shrimp on top of cauliflower grits, and top with scallions.

2 Servings with
1 Leanest, 3 Greens, 3 Condiments and 2 Healthy Fats per serving

Original recipe from Optavia


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