The perfect meal
14 hours of parenting today and I'm pretty much over it, so let's just cut the whining and get to the good stuff, mmk?
I don't want to sound overly dramatic, but if both a bowl of this shrimp curry AND my children were somehow hanging from a cliff and I could only rescue one...
...just LOOK at how good this is!
I'd still choose my kids OF COURSE, but man, I'd shed a few tears seeing this fall to its fate.
It has pretty much everything I like, both taste-wise and nutrition speaking. Fiber. Protein. Vitamins.
~24 oz jumbo shrimp, thawed (I personally like raw deveined tail-off, but get whatever you like)
3 red bell peppers, seeded and diced (you could use yellow or orange. I just like how the red looks. #superficial)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 sweet onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup matchstick carrots
1 12 oz bag cauliflower rice, cooked to package instructions.
1 13 oz can lite coconut milk
1 tablespoon green curry paste (can do less depending on how spicy you prefer)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ground ginger (fresh would be awesome, but I only had powdered)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Fresh cilantro for garnish
Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Toss in shrimp, onion, and peppers. Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until shrimp is pink and firm. Add garlic, carrots, and cauliflower rice. Stir to evenly mix.
Meanwhile in a pourable bowl, whisk together coconut milk, curry paste, ground coriander, turmeric, ginger, salt, and pepper. Pour over the shrimp mixture and let simmer for a few minutes.
Serve with a garnish of extra lime juice and cilantro, if desired.
Makes four heaping servings. Per serving: 353 calories, 16 grams carbohydrates, 8 grams fiber, 14 grams fat, 34 grams protein, 777 mg sodium, PLUS this gives you 227% of your daily vitamin C needs AND 248% of your daily vitamin A needs. Peppers and carrots don't mess around when it comes to packing in the nutrients.
Perfection in a bowl!