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Shrimp and Cauli Grits

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Shrimp and Cauli Grits

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Don’t compromise when it comes to your food. You don’t have to pick between comfort food and healthy food, guilty or guiltless, satisfied or starving. With this Shrimp and Cauli Grits recipe, we’ve subbed out the grits with cauliflower rice, cutting back on both carbs and calories. Don’t worry, you’ll still feel that warm-the-belly southern charm. So call your pescatarian friend(s), your gym junkies, your southern bells, and good ‘ol boys to the table to share in this crowd pleasing, all walks appeasing dish.


  • 3 cups cauliflower rice
  • 15 shrimp (any variety)
  • 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 scallions (the white parts)
  • 3 Tbsp. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • salt (staples)
  • pepper (staples)
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    1. Put a medium pan on the stove over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan, along with the cauliflower rice, and a splash of warm water.
    2. Place a large cast iron pan on the stove over high heat. Season your shrimp with smoked paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper and massage the seasonings into the shrimp. Place 2 tablespoons of butter into your large pan to coat the bottom. Once the butter is melted and the pan is screaming hot, add the shrimp. Spread them out, making sure that each shrimp is touching the surface of the pan.
    3. Add cream cheese to the cauli rice and let it melt down for a couple of minutes, giving it a few stirs along the way.
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    Calories260Calories from Fat190
    Total Fat21g32%
    Saturated Fat12g60%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat190
    Total Carbohydrate9g3%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A40%
    Vitamin C70%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    D'anger Danger 3 months ago
    I love this recipe! I have made this multiple times and each time its a little different but soooo good. I put goat cheese instead of cream cheese this time and added chili garlic paste instead of cayenne because I didnt have either ingredient… yuuuum! This is in the regular rotation for sure!
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    josh p. 9 months ago
    great!!! Will be making this often
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    Chelsea Brady a year ago
    quick and delicious added a little bit more seasoning
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    Christina Croy a year ago
    I love shrimp and grits and this hit the spot. The last time I wanted this dish I caved and bought grits, never again.
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    Katrina J. a year ago
    amazing. i used parmesan instead because I didn't have cheddar and it was incredible
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    Nancy 2 years ago
    Delish and easy to make!
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    Lowe 2 years ago
    Really good. Didn’t have an immersion blender either but it worked out.
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    Ki 2 years ago
    Didn't use the immersion blender and it still turned out fantastic. Served with a side salad of arugula, spinich and grape tomatoes with spicy mustard citrus vinaigrette. Adding to my regular plan.
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    Lee Worsham 2 years ago
    i didn't add the cheddar cheese, and microwaved the cauliflower to shortn the time evem more. it was awesome.
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    Gaby Biryukova 2 years ago
    yummy, i modified a bit but kept the "spirit" of the recipe. thanks.
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    Shannon Sirur 2 years ago
    family favourite...having this at Thanksgiving as well! thank you!
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    Kerryn 2 years ago
    Wow! Love this!! Making this again!
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    Ramona Albinaru 2 years ago
    Delicious! I love how the Cauli grits turn out 😜👍
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    Fenia Mil 2 years ago
    Very tasty and light at the same time! I will definitely cook it again. Also why doesn't the chef have a YouTube channel already? :p
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    Jules J. 2 years ago
    i added extra seasoning to the cauliflower but came out great!!
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    Stru 2 years ago
    Great substitute for cornmeal.
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    Amy Lowe 2 years ago
    Amazing... I could eat this every night
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    Warren 2 years ago
    This was amazing and me and husband worked on it together and I loved how quick it was. I added more cheddar to the grits and used a red onion instead for the shrimp.
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    Heather G. 2 years ago
    This was a very quick and simple reacipe. I even had all the ingredients at home. It was a bit too spicy for me, so I will cut the cayenne down next time. The grits were delicious.
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    Brad Tucker 2 years ago
    This could be the best thing I've ever cooked! I's a great recipe if you are on Keto (I am) and my friends (who are not Keto) all thought it was off the hook. I may have gone heavy on the cheddar cheese in the cauli-grits, next time I'll still go heavy on the cheese, but use Colby instead.
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    Giberson 2 years ago
    This was so much fun to make. We opted to grate the cauliflower and once cooked used our Ninja blender to break it down to the consistency desired. Flavours were amazing and will definitely make often!
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    Priyanka B 2 years ago
    So good, I have made it twice already!
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    Kelsey 2 years ago
    This was great! Even my picky 2 year old loved the cauliflower grits!
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    Heather Burnett 2 years ago
    Amazing! Very little cauliflower taste which made it even better. I will definitely make it again. I added 3 oz of cream cheese and 3 green onions. Texture was just like grits.
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    John 2 years ago
    Awesomely awesome will make it again and again
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    Jen Revell 2 years ago
    Awesome dish! Definitely a redeaux. Spices were perfect and using fresh cauliflower is a must to make the dish turn out well.
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    Brooke Hatfield 2 years ago
    This guy needs a youtube channel absolutely love his energy
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    Valerie V. 2 years ago
    great. may tone down spices next time but we will make it again.
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    Kelsey Person 2 years ago
    Loved it! So yummy! It was easy and fast. Definitely going to make again!
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    Erica Kotick 2 years ago
    Such great flavor! I’m a huge fan of flavorful sauces so I added more chicken broth to pour over.