Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe || Erin Brighton | gluten free | easy dinners | seafood | eat local | Got To Be NC

Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe and Cauliflower Rice

Super easy dinner idea for you! You need this garlicky shrimp with broccoli rabe in your life. This is one of my no-recipe recipes.

Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe || Erin Brighton | gluten free | easy dinners | seafood | family friendly | Got To Be NC | eat local
Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe

Local shrimp … do you know where your shrimp comes from?

Garlicky Shrimp and Broccoli || Erin Brighton | easy dinner | seafood | eat local
Carolina Shrimp!

We got our hands on an obscene amount of local shrimp from Catch On Seafood Company in the spring. YUM. I prepped a bunch to eat right away, but I also froze some so we could enjoy a little taste of the Carolina shore later in the year.

Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe
Broccoli Rabe

For this garlicky shrimp recipe, I used about 3 pounds of our local shrimp and sautéed tons of garlic (like 10 cloves!) in olive oil and then added the shrimp in two batches. You don’t want to crowd your pan when you cook your shrimp and you want your shrimp to be dry when you put it in the pan. Also, one more tip … only turn the shrimp once. Resist the urge to flip them around a couple of times. Once is enough. You don’t want overcooked, tough shrimp. Shrimp cook quickly!

Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe || Erin Brighton | easy dinners | eat local | Got To Be NC | seafood | whole30 | gluten free
Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe

After the shrimp was cooked, I added one small crown of broccoli and one bunch of broccoli rabe (well chopped). I drizzled more olive oil over the veggies and added a little more salt. I wanted the veggies bright green and just a little wilted.

Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe || Erin Brighton | easy dinners | eat local | Got To Be NC | seafood | whole30 | gluten free
Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe

I added the shrimp back in with broccoli, added some lemon juice and a handful of chopped parsley and then served it over CAULIFLOWER rice.

Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe || Erin Brighton | easy dinners | eat local | Got To Be NC | seafood | whole30 | gluten free
Parsley is amazing. Eat more of it.

For the cauliflower rice, I bought cauliflower that was already finely chopped (thank you, Harris Teeter!). I sautéed garlic and shallots in olive oil and then added the cauliflower. Cover and cook for about 6-8 minutes.

Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe || Erin Brighton | gluten free | easy dinners | seafood | eat local | Got To Be NC
Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe Over Cauliflower Rice – WHOLE30!

Super easy Whole30, gluten free, dairy free, grain free meal! No leftovers!

No recipe, right? Get yourself some shrimp, garlic, broccoli, and cauliflower. ENJOY!

Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe

Garlicky Shrimp and Broccoli (Whole 30!)

This super easy meal is perfect for the new year! 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Seafood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 286 kcal
Author Erin Brighton

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs shrimp deveined
  • 12 cloves garlic crushed or chopped
  • 1 crown broccoli chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower minced
  • 2 T olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large pan or wok, add some olive oil. Add 10 cloves of garlic. Saute. Add chopped broccoli or broccoli rabe. Saute. Cook only until broccoli is just cooked but still bright green. Remove from heat.

  2. Prepare shrimp. In 2 batches, saute shrimp in a hot pan until it is cooked. Turn only once. Remove from heat.

  3. Add the broccoli back to the pan with the shrimp. Toss together once to combine.

  4. In separate pan, heat olive oil with a couple of cloves of crushed garlic. Add minced cauliflower. Cook until soft. Add salt. 

  5. Serve shrimp and broccoli over cauliflower rice. Enjoy! 

Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe || Erin Brighton | gluten free | seafood | easy dinners | eat local | Got To Be NC
Garlicky Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe Over Cauliflower Rice

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