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Shrimp and Turkey Chorizo Saute
with zucchini / bell peppers

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min

This Mexican-inspired saute features shrimp and a 'chorizo' made with ground turkey and spices. The result is as flavorful as if the dish used classic chorizo but comes in with many fewer calories.



Turkey Chorizo:
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Turkey, ground - 1 lb
Shrimp and Turkey Chorizo Saute:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
  • Zucchini - 12 oz, diced
  • Bell peppers, any color - 1, diced
  • Onions, medium - 1/2, diced
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 2/3 cup
  • Tomato paste - 3 Tbsp
  • Curtido Pickled Cabbage (leftover from Tuesday) - ~2 cups

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Shrimp - Defrost shrimp.
  2. Make spice mix - Combine chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, coriander, salt, and black pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Zucchini / Bell peppers / Onions - Prep as directed. Store zucchini in one container. Combine bell peppers and onions in another container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Season turkey - Stir spice mix into turkey. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  5. Limes - Slice limes into wedges.


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add oil and then bell peppers and onions. Saute until vegetables are softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add zucchini and saute until zucchini is nearly tender, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  3. Add turkey and saute, breaking it apart, until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes more.
  4. Pour stock and tomato paste over vegetables and turkey. Bring to a simmer and add shrimp. Saute everything together until shrimp is opaque and cooked through, ~4 minutes.
  5. Divide saute between serving bowls. Serve with curtido (leftover from this recipe on the side and lime wedges for squeezing over top. Enjoy!

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This meal has 37 reviews

This was easy and like the enchilada skillets, you can change up the vegetables easily.

By: Kristine
Posted: Aug 20, 2019
Diet: Original

This was so easy and so delicious!

By: Marta
Posted: Aug 17, 2019
Diet: Original

Easy and tasty. Subbed veggie crumbles for turkey, worked perfect.

By: Scott
Posted: Aug 07, 2019
Diet: Original

Everyone loved this more than me.

By: Patti
Posted: Aug 01, 2019
Diet: Original

Used the Trader Joe’s enchilada sauce and it was amazing with this!

By: Janelle
Posted: Aug 01, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Delicious, and very easy!

By: Erin
Posted: Jul 27, 2019
Diet: Original