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Mediterranean Baked Shrimp
and cauliflower rice / broccoli

Active: 30 Total: 40

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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Proteins
Cuisines

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

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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