Keto Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

 

Shrimp And cauliflower grits đŸ”„đŸ”„ In honor of black history month @keto4thekulture is profiling different meals that reflect our culture, in the keto way. My contribution was making and old time classic shrimp and grits, but with Nigerian fusion, using Suya shrimp. And of course cauliflower as the grits base!

Ingredients

1 package of Birds eye view frozen Mashed Cauliflower (12 oz) (sour cream and chives)

1 lb of large raw shrimp

3-4 pieces of bacon

1/2 c heavy whipping cream

1/4 c chicken stock

3 springs of green onions (chopped)

1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp of lemon juice

1/2 yellow onion chopped

1 tbs of mince garlic

1 tbs of butter

1/2 cup of Parmesan shredded cheese

1/3 c sharp cheddar cheese

Cajun seasoning

Prep

Begin by seasoning the shrimp with Tony’s ( or an Cajun seasoning), black pepper, and salt. Set aside to marinate while you prepare the onions.

Follow the instructions on the package of the frozen cauliflower, and set aside.

Lets start Cooking !

Start frying bacon in pan until done, remove the bacon and set aside.

Leave the oil in the pan, maintain the heat level on med-low, add in the butter.

Next add in the shrimp and the yellow onions, half of the green onion

Cook for 3-5 minutes while flipping sides, remove from the pan.

Next, de-glaze your pan by adding in the chicken stock and lemon juice. (Stir)

Add in the Worcester sauce and the heavy whipping cream

And lastly add in the Parmesan cheese.

Stir slowly while allowing the sauce to simmer on low for 3 minutes, set aside.

Combine in a separate bowl your cauliflower, cheddar cheese, 1/2 tbsp of butter.

Mix well

Plate your food, cauliflower grits first, then shrimp and the sauce. Lastly top with chopped bacon and green onions

Enjoy

 

 

 

 

 

Pasta-less Turkey Lasagna

That’s right, you read the title correctly. But I’m sure you’re thinking, “hmm maybe she used zucchini or egg plants as the pasta substitute?” Nope, I didn’t use anything! It’s just simple, meat sauce, cheese, and more cheese lol. This recipe screams KETO, low carb high fat, seems like the way to go. Trust me you won’t even notice that the pasta is missing. Give my easy recipe a try !

Ps – low fat substitutions listed at the end

Ingredients

1 lb of ground turkey

6 blended tomatoes or a 24 oz can of crushed tomatoes

1 container of ricotta cheese

2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese

2 eggs

2 tbsp thyme

2 tbsp of oregano

1 tbsp of cumin

1 tbsp of red chili flakes

Salt

Pepper

1 chopped yellow onion

1 chopped green bell pepper

Preheat oven to 365

Begin to season ground turkey with salt, pepper, and ground garlic power. Add ground turkey and chopped yellow onions in a pan . Begin to Brown the ground turkey on medium heat, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Once done, add in crushed tomatoes. Continue to simmer for the next 15 minutes, while adding in above seasonings. At the 15 minute mark, add in the chopped green bell peppers. Continue to cook for 7 more minutes. Remove from heat.

In a bowl begin to mix (whip) 1 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese with half a cup of water, into a nice creamy texture. (Add more water if needed)

In a small baking dish, begin to layer the bottom of the pan with 2 cooking spoonfuls of meat sauce, until covered. Next sprinkle the cheeses on top, next using a spoon, sparingly whip ricotta cheese for the next layer. Next using a fork, sparingly sprinkle eggs over the layer of cheese. Now repeat step 1 by adding sauce, then cheese etc.

When at the top layer, cover with mozzarella cheese.

Cover with foil

Begin to bake for 20 minutes covered. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Let stand for 10- 15 before serving.

Low fat option – substitute ricotta cheese for cottage cheese

Substitute sharp cheddar cheese for part skim Milk cheese.

Low Carb Breakfast Sandwhich

One of my followers asked me to come up with some low carb breakfast options. The first thing that popped into my head was a low carb breakfast sandwhich. Easy to make in less than 2 minutes, try my easy recipe today.

Ingredients

3 tbsp of almond flour

1 large egg

1 pinch of baking soda

1 serving of sausage or bacon

1 slice of american cheese

1 tbsp of melted butter


In a bowl combine 1 egg, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.

Butter a ramekin or a small round bowl, pour bread mixture into bowl and microwave on high for 1.5 minute.

Remove bowl from microwave, allow to cool off for 30 seconds. Using a spatula, round the edges and remove the bread from the bowl, slice in half and place aside.

In a pan prepare your egg the way you like it, either scrambled, sunny-side up, or fried.

Also fry your sausage or bacon and set aside.

Now its time to build your sandwich, use one piece of bread as the bottom layer, place your sausage then eggs on top. Layer with  the slice of cheese next and then 1 more piece of bread.

Enjoy

Carbohydrate count per meal – 3 net gms

This meal is Keto approved.

P.S- If you are not following the keto diet and you want to cut some of the fat out, try these next tips.  Use egg whites for you eggs in the sandwhich, replace cheese with 1% fat  mozarella cheese, or  use turkey sausage of turkey bacon.

Buttery Cilantro-Lemon Shrimp

I needed some kind of protein to add to my salad and of course Shrimp was the perfect idea. Sautéed with garlic, butter, cilantro, and lemon these shrimp were to die for. It took my salad to another level. To all my keto lovers, you will love this recipe. Let me know what you think!

Ingredients

3- TBSP of unsalted butter

1 lb of raw, peeled shrimp

2 tsp of garlic powder

1/2 tsp of salt

1/2 tsp of paprika

1 tsp of black pepper

3 tbsp of minced cilantro

1/2 lemon sliced thinly

2 tbsp of lemon juice

3 cloves garlic, minced

Season shrimp with above seasonings and lemon juice, mix well.

Heat up a skillet on medium-high heat. Add in 2 tablespoons of butter, allow to melt. Also add in sliced lemon.

Once butter is melted, add in minced garlic, allow to saute for about 1-2 minutes.

Next add in 2 Tbsp of cilantro, Shrimp, and the last tablespoon of butter.

Lower heat to medium .

Continue to cook shrimp 1-2 minutes on each side.

Once Shrimp is done ( turned pink), sprinkle with 1tbsp of chopped cilantro.

Enjoy !

P.S.- add shrimp into a salad or enjoy with zero noodles.