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Shrimp & Cauliflower Grits

A healthy twist on the traditional shrimp and grits comfort food dish. Paleo, Whole30 and Keto compliant.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Shrimp
Servings: 4 people
Author: Ashley McCrary


Garlic Cauliflower Mash

  • 1 bag of cauliflower pearls or rice
  • 1/2 cup unsweeted coconut milk/or Orginal Nutpods canned or culinary
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 tbsp chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp dry or fresh chives
  • 1 tsp pepper

Shrimp and Marinade

  • 1 1/2 pounds Jumbo Shrimp Uncooked
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/3 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp ghee Use for cooking shrimp
  • 1 tbsp olive oil Use for cooking shrimp

Sauteed Spinach

  • 6 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice



  • In a medium bowl mix together all of the marinade ingredients and allow to shrimp to marinate for 1 to 3 hours.
  • In a large skillet melt your ghee and olive oil. Add in your shrimp and allow them to cook 3-5 minutes depending on their size.

Caulifower Mash

  • Place a few inches of water in a large pot and place on high heat on the stove. Once water is boiling, add in your cauliflower rice or pearls to the water.
  • Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and return cauliflower.
  • Add the cauliflower, ghee, garlic, spices, coconut milk and chicken broth to a Vitamix or food processor.
  • Blend together until all ingredients are combined. The cauliflower should be thick and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Place a skillet on medium heat and melt your ghee and olive oil.
  • Add in your garlic then throw in your spinach.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over the top and add salt and pepper. Cook until tender and wilted.

Shrimp & Grits

  • Add your cauliflower mash to the bottom of a plate then add your spinach and top with shrimp. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the whole dish and enjoy.


If you don't want to make your own marinade, try The New Primal Citrus Marinade as a substitute. Click here
Coconut Aminos-Click Here
Substitute Nutpod Original for coconut milk. Click here