Cajun Shrimp over Whipped Cauliflower #ketofriendly

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Most Shrimp boil or gumbo recipes have either rice or potatoes involved – making them not the most keto friendly. So to get all the yummy flavors of a cajun shrimp dish, I decided to use whipped cauliflower instead! Cajun Shrimp over Whipped Cauliflower was so dang good – the whole family loved it down to the last bite.

Cajun Shrimp over Whipped Cauliflower

You could add more veggies to this if you wanted to get a more gumbo like flavor – but keep in mind that beans and corn will increase the carb count. You could add some bell peppers when you add the onions.

This dish is fairly simple to put together and easy to serve up. The pan gravy really brings it all together. The gravy gives it just that little something extra and balances the flavors. You can omit the lemon juice in the cauliflower – but I really like the way it brightens the flavor.

If you can’t take the heat – you can lessen the cayenne pepper or remove it all together. My kids have come to love food with a little kick – so we can make it full strength. I always try really hard to not tell them “it’s going to be spicy” so that they give it a real chance. If they don’t like it, you can always give the whole plate a squeeze of lemon juice. The acidic juice will cut the heat of the cayenne pepper, making it more palatable. You can also add more cauliflower to the plate so they can mix it in more.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!

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Cajun Shrimp over Whipped Cauliflower

Keto Followers Unite! Have your Shrimp Boil without the Carbs!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower, keto, Sausage, shrimp, whipped cauliflower
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Jumbo Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb Andouille Sausage cut in ¼ inch coins
  • 3 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • ½ White Onion diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth

Whipped Cauliflower

  • 4 cups Cauliflower cut into pieces
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 tbp. Butter
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Garlic Cloves

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Start water boiling of cauliflower.
  • In large sauté pan over medium heat, add oil, onion and garlic. Cook 3 minutes then add sausage.
  • Add garlic and cauliflower to boiling water and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add seasonings and shrimp to sauté pan. Once shrimp in no longer pink, remove shrimp and sausage from pan.
  • Combine chicken broth and corn starch then add to pan and stir with pan drippings until a pan gravy develops.
  • Drain cauliflower and transfer to bowl. Add butter, lemon juice, and cream and blitz with immersion blender until creamy.
  • Place portion of whipped cauliflower on plate. Top with Shrimp & Sausage mixture, pan gravy and garnish with parsley.

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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