Monday, September 16, 2013

Paleo Shrimp and Grits

So I LOVE Shrimp and Grits....I don't eat them very much because they are horrible for you but they could be one of my favorite foods!  I was searching Pinterest last week for Paleo recipes and ran across one for Shrimp and Grits and thought I would try it!  I had a back up meal because honestly I did NOT expect this to turn out!  Also, my chef neighbor was coming for dinner who makes the best shrimp and grits I have ever pressure at all!  Now onto the recipe.  I really actually took a lot from 3 different recipes so this one is mine!

Sloane's Paleo Shrimp and Grits


2-3lbs of Raw Shrimp (Deveined and Peeled)
1 T Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
1/2 Small Onion, Diced (I use the frozen diced much better than crying)
2 Cloves of Garlic, crushed (I use the cheap jar kind)
1 T Lemon Juice
1/2 t salt
1/2 t of garlic powder
1/4 t of onion powder
1 t of Paprika
1/4 t of Cayenne Pepper
1/2 t of oregano
1/2 t of thyme

1 T of Olive Oil of Coconut Oil
1/2  small onion, diced (I use the frozen kind)
3 C Riced Cauliflower
1 1/2 C Almond Flour (found this at Trader Joe's)
2 1/2 C of Chicken Broth ( Low Sodium Organic kind)
1/4 t garlic powder
Dash of salt 
Dash of pepper

Bag of frozen Okra ( I used fresh, but whatever you can find)
5 Strips of Bacon


1.  Pour Shrimp into a bowl.  Make sure it is defrosted and patted dry.  Add  salt, garlic powder, onion powder, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, Oregano and Thyme.  Make sure shrimp is evenly coated and set aside.

2.  Add Olive oil or Coconut oil to pan over medium high heat.  Saute onions for a few minutes or at least until they are starting to brown.  Rice the Cauliflower in a food processor and add to the onions. After combining add chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Stir in almond flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.  Check to see if you need to add more Almond Flour if your grits are too runny or more chicken broth if they are too thick.  I used this exact recipe and they were perfect.  Let cook another 5 minutes.

3.  While the grits are simmering add bacon and okra to a pan and saute.

4.  Add onion, garlic and Olive oil to a pan and saute for 3 minutes.  Add seasoned shrimp.  When the shrimp starts to turn pink, add lemon juice.

5.  To serve, spoon grits into bowl and top with shrimp.  Add okra and one strip of bacon to each place.

Servings- 4-6

I know it seems like a lot but it is so worth it and if the shrimp is defrosted it goes by so much faster!!


1 comment:

  1. Looks good! I have to give it a try. I love Okra too!