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Mediterranean Baked Shrimp
and cauliflower rice / broccoli

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Baking in a quick and spicy tomato sauce yields tender, slow-cooked shrimp. We serve this Mediterranean-style dish over cauliflower rice with broccoli.

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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Mediterranean Shrimp:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 1/2 lb
  • Onions, medium - 1/2, diced
  • Bell peppers, red - 1/2, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Oregano, dried - 2 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Tomatoes, diced (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Tomatoes, crushed (15 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli:
  • Broccoli - 10 oz, finely chopped
  • Cauliflower florets - 10 oz, riced
  • Butter - 3 Tbsp
  • Lemons - 1/4, zest and juice of

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Prep

  1. Shrimp - Defrost, rinse, and pat dry.

  2. Broccoli / Onions / Bell peppers / Garlic - Prep as directed. Combine onions and bell peppers. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Cauliflower rice - Pulse florets in a food processor until broken up into ‘rice’-sized bits. Watch this video for the full how-to on cauliflower rice. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C degrees.

  2. While oven heats, heat a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil. When oil begins to shimmer, add onions and bell peppers with a pinch of salt. Saute until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add diced tomatoes (including juice) and crushed tomatoes and stir to combine. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly, 4 to 5 minutes. 

  3. Arrange shrimp on top of tomato sauce in a single layer. Top with some fresh cracked black pepper. Transfer to oven and bake until shrimp are cooked through, 8 to 12 minutes. 

  4. While shrimp cooks, place a second skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add butter. When butter is melted, add broccoli and saute until bright green and tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Add cauliflower rice and continue cooking until tender, another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and toss with lemon juice and zest. Season with some salt and pepper and more lemon juice, to taste. 

  5. Serve shrimp over cauliflower rice and broccoli. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (104)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (13)
Vegetarian (13)

34 reviews

I loved it; my bf not so much because he was expecting a thicker sauce. To do that, should we have waited for it to thicken while on the stove top or should we have left it in the oven for a bit longer?

By: Nina
Posted: May 02, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Shrimp wasn't done correctly. But unlike the rest of the reviewers I needed to leave In longer.

By: Kalli
Posted: Mar 28, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Definitely a go to meal for me prior to CookSmarts! Shrimp, feta, pasta... Favorite combo! Loved the addition of red peppers!

By: Angela
Posted: Feb 08, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very good, loved the sauce and the feta was just the right amount of cheese so no parm needed, and I say this as a lover of cheese. The shrimp was also perfectly cooked.

By: Nicole
Posted: Jan 24, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Added in the broccoli to the pan right before it went in the oven, doubled the shrimp, left off the feta (not by choice) and finished the dish with a good helping of lemon juice and parm... soooooo good.

By: Amanda
Posted: Jan 23, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious, but a few disappointments with the recipe itself: (1) I don't have a microwave and wish so many recipes didn't depend on that for time-saving. I want quick recipes even without use of a microwave! (2) Once I bump up the recipes to make 6 or 8 servings, the instructions aren't always very accurate. No way I could fit 2+ lbs of shrimp in a single layer. (I put them in two layers and it was fine.) I wish the recipe instructions would change to accommodate higher volume.

By: MEGAN
Posted: Jan 19, 2017
Diet: Paleo
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