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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 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 scallions (the white parts)
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons 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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    NutritionView More

    Sodium20% DV480mg
    Fat32% DV21g
    Protein24% DV12g
    Carbs3% DV9g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    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.


    Ramona Albinaru 4 days ago
    Delicious! I love how the Cauli grits turn out 😜👍
    Fenia Mil 8 days 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
    Jules J. 11 days ago
    i added extra seasoning to the cauliflower but came out great!!
    Stru a month ago
    Great substitute for cornmeal.
    Amy Lowe a month ago
    Amazing... I could eat this every night
    Warren 2 months 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.
    Heather G. 2 months 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.
    Brad Tucker 2 months 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.
    Sean 3 months 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!
    Priyanka B 3 months ago
    So good, I have made it twice already!
    Kelsey 3 months ago
    This was great! Even my picky 2 year old loved the cauliflower grits!
    Heather Burnett 3 months 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.
    John 4 months ago
    Awesomely awesome will make it again and again
    Jen Revell 4 months ago
    Awesome dish! Definitely a redeaux. Spices were perfect and using fresh cauliflower is a must to make the dish turn out well.
    Brooke Hatfield 4 months ago
    This guy needs a youtube channel absolutely love his energy
    Valerie V. 5 months ago
    great. may tone down spices next time but we will make it again.
    Kelsey Person 5 months ago
    Loved it! So yummy! It was easy and fast. Definitely going to make again!
    Erica Kotick 6 months ago
    Such great flavor! I’m a huge fan of flavorful sauces so I added more chicken broth to pour over.
    Kady Cortez 6 months ago
    my new favorite dish. I made this the other night and it was delicious 😋
    Gretchen Stinnett 6 months ago
    It was a fantastic quick healthy meal!
    Roisin Dwyer 6 months ago
    Really delicious I would recommend using more cauliflower though
    Megan Sherry 7 months ago
    really good, really tasty would definitely make again
    Andy D. 7 months ago
    The family loved, loved, loved this dish.
    Mike B. 8 months ago
    We loved it. Made a few changes, used frozen cauliflower rice with broccoli and mushrooms. and doubled the cauliflower part of the recipe. I'd also suggest doubling everything, we were wanting more and there were only two of us. My wife said and I quote " it's s do over.". So I guess I'll be making it again.
    Danielle C. 8 months ago
    Really liked the cauli grits! I would cut down a-little on the smoke paprika, it is a bit overwhelming & artificial smoke tasting. Add more green onion on top.
    Sheelan 8 months ago
    turned out great, really easy to make and has great flavor!
    Cynthia 9 months ago
    This dish was delicious. Next time, I will buy fresh Shrimp. I will definately make it again!!!