Nutrition Month Featured Recipe: Shrimp and Kale over Cauliflower Mash

Written by: Lianne Castelino

Published: Apr 2, 2016

Nutrition Month Featured Recipe: Shrimp and Kale over Cauliflower Mash

Course Main Dish
Servings 4


For the Cauliflower Mash

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets (about 6 cups)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups reduced sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 14 oz can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup partly skimmed shredded mozzarella

For the Kale

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pkg kalettes, if you can find them Or 3 cups chopped kale
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

For the shrimp

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher or sea salt


For the cauliflower

  • Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot. Add the cauliflower and garlic. Sauté for a minute or two, until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add the milk and 2 cups broth. Simmer for 10 minutes or until soft.
  • Add the while beans and mash roughly with the back of a large wooden spoon or a potato masher.
  • Stir in the cornmeal (the mixture will start to thicken).
  • Adjust the consistency by adding the last cup of broth to the consistency you want.
  • Stir in the cheese and season to taste.

For the kale

  • Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium low heat.
  • Add the greens and garlic and sauté until softened.
  • If using kalettes, add a little water at the end to sort of steam them to finish them off.
  • Remove kale and wipe out pan with a paper towel.

For the shrimp

  • Using the same skillet as you used for the kale heat it over medium heat.
  • In a small bowl mix the extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper together.
  • Place shrimp into a medium bowl and pour oil and spice mixture over shrimp mixing to coat shrimp.
  • Add shrimp to the skillet and cook the shrimp for ~1 minutes per side (pink and cooked through)
  • Serve the shrimp and kale over the cauliflower mash!

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