Paleo Creole Shrimp with Cauliflower Grits

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Enjoy a classic Southern favorite without falling off the Paleo bandwagon. Cauliflower stands in for corn-based grits and takes on a creamy texture to serve as a base for the spicy shrimp mixture.

Paleo Creole Shrimp with Cauliflower Grits

Paleo Creole Shrimp with Cauliflower Grits

Yields: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 297 | Total Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 143 mg | Sodium: 151 mg | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 17 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8


  • 1 (12 ounce) package cauliflower florets, about 4 cups
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup organic chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large lemon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. To prepare grits, process cauliflower, in batches, in a food processor until cauliflower resembles grits.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add cauliflower to pan; cook 4 minutes stirring often. Stir in broth, almond meal, salt, and pepper. Cook 12 minutes or until liquid is evaporated, stirring frequently.
  3. To prepare shrimp, grate rind from lemon; set aside. Cut lemon in half; squeeze juice into small bowl.
  4. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook 8 minutes; stirring frequently. Add shrimp, seasoning, lemon rind, and lemon juice.
  5. Saute 4 minutes or just until shrimp turns pink. Remove from heat, and stir in parsley.
  6. Serve shrimp mixture over cauliflower grits.

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6 Comments on "Paleo Creole Shrimp with Cauliflower Grits"

  1. Eva  June 21, 2014

    is it almond oil or almond meal…confusing directions…

    • SkinnyMs  June 23, 2014

      Eva, Almond meal. The error has been fixed. Thanks.

  2. Megan Davis  June 22, 2014

    In th ingredients you say almond oil and in the directions it says almond meal. Which one should I use?

    • SkinnyMs  June 23, 2014

      Megan, Almond Meal. Sorry for that.

  3. Anne Landry  June 22, 2014

    The ingredients call for almond oil but the directions say almond meal. Which do I use?

    • SkinnyMs  June 23, 2014

      Anne, It's almond meal, not almond oil. Thanks, I've changed it.


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