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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.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Quick
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: bruschetta, cauliflower, shrimp, tomatos, trader joe's
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Lillie


  • For the Shrimp
  • 2 lb raw peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/4-1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • Juice from 1.5 lemons 3 tbs
  • 7 cloves garlic or 7 frozen cubes from Trader Joe's
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • For the Tomatoes
  • 2 cups cherry tomates halved
  • 1 clove garlic frozen cube
  • 2-3 tsp of italian seasoning or mixture of dried basil oregano, and parsley
  • 2 tbs Trader Joe's jarred or other prepared bruschetta added as topping at the end.
  • For the Mashed Cauliflower
  • 2 12- oz bag of fresh cauliflower heads to steam in bag not riced
  • 1 clove garlic or frozen cube
  • 50 grams fat-free greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 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.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 2g