Garlicky Lemon Baked Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
A meal that tastes fancy and decadent but is actually CRAZY light and so easy. My whole family love the shrimp so the recipe calls for 2 pounds or a whole frozen bag from Costco that feeds my 6 person family, but only enough mashed cauliflower for my husband and I since my kids have theirs with pasta.
2-3tspof italian seasoning or mixture of dried basiloregano, and parsley
2tbsTrader Joe's jarredor other prepared bruschetta added as topping at the end.
For the Mashed Cauliflower
2 12-ozbag of fresh cauliflower heads to steam in bagnot riced
1clovegarlicor frozen cube
50gramsfat-free greek yogurt
Salt and Pepper to taste
For the Tomatoes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Put halved tomatoes, 1 clove garlic, and dry seasonings in a large ziplock, spray with a few squirts of olive oil spray. Seal and shake to cover tomatoes. Pour onto a parchment or foil lined baking sheet.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tomatoes are bursting and super tender.
For the Shrimp
Add parsley, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to a small food processor and pulse until everything is blended well.
Let shrimp thaw (even partially thawed is fine, I just let them sit in water for 10-30 minutes before so they'll be softer and not stuck together- you can even run them under water as you go if they're s till stuck together.)
Pull tomatoes out of oven after 15 minutes and push to one side, add shrimp in single layer to the same pan
Pour lemon, garlic, parsley mixture over the shrimp
Bake for 15 minutes (which is an additional 15 minutes for the tomatoes.)
For the Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
Follow bag directions to steam in bag. Probably 4 minutes per bag.
Let sit for a few minutes than dump into a bowl and mash/stir with a fork.
Add greek yogurt, salt, pepper, garlic, and chives and mash/stir till blended like potatoes.
For the Bowl!
Split the garlic mashed cauliflower between two bowls, top with 8 large shrimp, half the roasted tomatoes in each, 2 tbs bruschetta (or a jarred marinara would be good if you want more sauce for less fat), and a fresh squeeze of lemon. Enjoy!
For my kids, I melted some butter on the side and added it to their since that's what they're used to. And since they don't count macros. Ha.