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Sauteed Honey Lemon Shrimp
with cabbage and carrots

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

Sauteed shrimp gets a sweet and tart touch with honey and lemon. We serve it over a bed of sauteed cabbage and carrots that we have all prepped from Monday so dinner should be quick and easy. Our vegetarian option features a lot of the same flavors with a veggie patty made from leftover butternut squash, quinoa, and beans. Yum!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Sauteed Honey Lemon Shrimp:
  • Quinoa - 1/4 cup, uncooked ((use 3/4 cup cooked))
  • Black beans (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can, rinsed & drained
  • Leftover roasted butternut squash - 3 cups
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Lemon - 1/2, juice of
  • Paprika - 3/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Lemon - 1, juice of
Sauteed Cabbage and Carrots:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  • Carrots - 2, grated
  • Red or green cabbage - 1/2 head, sliced
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Apple cider vinegar - 2 Tbsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Quinoa - Combine quinoa with 2x the amount of water in a saucepan. Add in a generous dash of salt. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make patties - Use a masher to mash together quinoa, black beans, and butternut squash. Mix in honey, lemon juice, paprika, cumin, coriander, and salt. Form into 4 to 6 patties. (Can be done up to 1 day before)
  3. Garlic - Mince. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. {May already be done from Monday's dinner} Carrots / Cabbage - Prep as directed. Both carrots and cabbage can be prepped in a food processor. Otherwise, grate carrots in a box grater and slice cabbage. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Preheat oven to 375F (191C) degrees, and get a foil-lined sheet pan ready.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Brush patties with cooking oil on both sides. Sear patties on each side for ~2 minutes, until golden. Transfer to sheet pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Return pan to heat and add cooking oil. Add in garlic and then cabbage and carrots with a generous dash of salt and apple cider vinegar. Saute until cabbage is tender but still crunchy, 6 to 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve veggie patties over your cabbage and carrot saute!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (34)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (5)

13 reviews

So good! We liked the shrimp more than the cabbage and carrots but overall this is a keeper. We'll have it again for sure!

By: Amy
Posted: Mar 04, 2014
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I thought the combination of flavors was good! I really liked the shrimp

By: Carrie
Posted: Mar 02, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

SO delicious...just wish we had more shrimp! Will remember to get 2 bags of frozen shrimp because my boyfriend ate all of them!

By: Raechel
Posted: Feb 28, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We loved the Vegetarian version of this dish! We halved the honey and the patties were amazing. The bed of cabbage and carrots were super yummy! The patty was nutritious, whole protein and not simply fake meat substitute! We would absolutely make this again.

By: Cara
Posted: Feb 23, 2014
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

The shrimp were especially good. The cabbage was okay; not sure I'd make it again.

By: Paige
Posted: Feb 21, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Having prepped my vegetables and garlic beforehand, I was surprised and very pleased with how quickly this delicious meal came together. It tasted very light and fresh and healthy.

By: Christopher
Posted: Feb 16, 2014
Diet: Original
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