Thursday, May 2, 2013

Blackened Shrimp and Beans over Whipped Cauliflower

This dinner was so easy I could make it on a week night – and that is saying a lot! Almost a one pot wonder, if you are looking for high protein and low carb meal, this does the trick and you won’t miss the lack of bread on the plate. Liam loved the shrimp and Cole liked the beans, but we giggled at the fact they thought they were eating mashed potatoes! Make sure to adjust the Blackening seasoning level to you or your kids liking.


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 lb jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
1-2 tablespoon Creole or Blackening Seasoning (depends on your heat tolerance or kids at the table)
2 cans Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
6 ounces baby spinach
4 tablespoons margarine
1 head of cauliflower, roughly chopped into large florets and stems
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


Heat a skillet to medium-high heat. Add oil to the pan. Add shrimp and half seasoning to the pan and sauté for about 3 minutes, turning often.

Turn heat to low. Add beans, spinach, margarine and remaining seasoning. Cover and let cook for about 8 minutes mixing halfway. Once spinach is wilted and beans are warm it is done.

In a medium saucepan, steam cauliflower in chicken broth over high for about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and place in a blender. Add cream cheese and garlic powder. Blend well for about 2 minutes. 

Serve shrimp and beans over creamy blended cauliflower. 

Super quick and healthy dinner!     

1 comment:

  1. Love the idea of whipped cauliflower :) This whole dish sounds yummy! I followed you here from the Saturday show & tell :) Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link: