Monday, October 15, 2012

Herb and Garlic Shrimp with Tomatoes over Smashed Cauliflower

Tonight's recipe is so easy to prepare, it does not need a lot of fanfare in the presentation.  Total comfort food goes healthy with this wonderfully flavorful dish.  This is a great weeknight meal as it only takes about 20 minutes to prep and prepare if using fresh shrimp.  If you need to defrost your shrimp, add another five minutes.*

Serves 4.


1 lb extra large shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 tbs. bottled Italian dressing, your favorite brand
1/4 tsp.. Cayenne Pepper, more to taste
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
2 cups whole cherry tomatoes, washed
1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
Seasoned salt, to taste
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
Fresh tarragon (chopped and whole for garnish)


Add shrimp and Italian dressing to a large non-stick skillet.  Season with Cayenne pepper and thyme.  Add the cherry tomatoes.  Continue to cook for about five minutes until shrimp turn pink and the tomatoes begin to pop.

Meanwhile, add the cauliflower to a microwave safe bowl along with seasoned salt.  Cover with plastic wrap and cook on high for about six minutes.  Drain.  Stir in sour cream and mash. 

Serve the shrimp and tomatoes over the mashed cauliflower.

Now, how easy is that?


*To thaw frozen shrimp quickly, place in a bowl of cold water for about five minutes. 
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