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Baked Cauliflower and Confetti Shrimp
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13 INGREDIENTS • 13 STEPS • 1HR 15MINS

Baked Cauliflower and Confetti Shrimp

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Normally, one might assume that the shrimp in this dish would be the star while the cheesy baked cauliflower plays the second fiddle, but here we have the roles reversed! This cauliflower was so yummy that it almost stole the show from the shrimp...
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Normally, one might assume that the shrimp in this dish would be the star while the cheesy baked cauliflower plays the second fiddle, but here we have the roles reversed! This cauliflower was so yummy that it almost stole the show from the shrimp...
1HR 15MINS
Total Time
$7.13
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
2
US / Metric
Butter
1/4 cup
Cayenne Pepper
1 pinch
Cayenne Pepper
Salt
1/2 tsp
Dry Mustard
1/8 tsp
Dry Mustard
Milk
2 cups
Cauliflower
1
Shrimp
2 cups
Garlic Paste
1 Tbsp
Garlic Paste
Cayenne Pepper
1 Tbsp
Cayenne Pepper
Red Bell Pepper
1 cup
Red Bell Pepper, diced
or Yellow or Green Peppers Peppers
Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup
Parmesan Cheese, grated
or Gorgonzola, Cheddar, Gruyere, or Asiago
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
1030
Fat
55.2 g
Protein
83.7 g
Carbs
56.6 g
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step 1
First, to prepare the cheese sauce, melt Butter (1/4 cup) in a saucepan.
step 1 First, to prepare the cheese sauce, melt Butter (1/4 cup) in a saucepan.
step 2
Once butter is melted, add in the All-Purpose Flour (1/4 cup), Salt (1/2 tsp), Cayenne Pepper (1 pinch), Dry Mustard (1/8 tsp) and stir until blended.
step 3
Gradually add Milk (2 cups), and cook over low heat stirring constantly until thickened.
step 4
Stir in Cheddar Cheese (1 cup) and continue to heat until sauce is smooth.
step 5
Remove the leaves from the Cauliflower (1) and rinse thoroughly.
step 5 Remove the leaves from the Cauliflower (1) and rinse thoroughly.
step 6
Place the large head of cauliflower in a cold pot of salted water. Bring to a slow simmer and cook until tender, but not soft for about 5 minutes.
step 6 Place the large head of cauliflower in a cold pot of salted water. Bring to a slow simmer and cook until tender, but not soft for about 5 minutes.
step 7
Remove the large head of cauliflower from the water and place in a strainer upside down, let dry for a few minutes, then fill inside with the cheese sauce and let rest for a few minutes.
step 8
Turn the large head of cauliflower right-side up and place in a buttered baking dish.
step 8 Turn the large head of cauliflower right-side up and place in a buttered baking dish.
step 9
Cover generously with the cheese sauce and let rest a few minutes, then repeat.
step 9 Cover generously with the cheese sauce and let rest a few minutes, then repeat.
step 10
Sprinkle with the Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup).
step 10 Sprinkle with the Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup).
step 11
Bake at 365 degrees F (185 degrees C) for 45 minutes or until golden and cooked al dente.
step 11 Bake at 365 degrees F (185 degrees C) for 45 minutes or until golden and cooked al dente.
step 12
Saute the peeled Shrimp (2 cups) with the Garlic Paste (1 Tbsp), Red Bell Pepper (1 cup), Salt, and Cayenne Pepper (1 Tbsp) until shrimps are cooked, about 5 minutes.
step 12 Saute the peeled Shrimp (2 cups) with the Garlic Paste (1 Tbsp), Red Bell Pepper (1 cup), Salt, and Cayenne Pepper (1 Tbsp) until shrimps are cooked, about 5 minutes.
step 13
Slice the baked cauliflower into thick slices, top with the shrimp and lots of butter. Enjoy!
step 13 Slice the baked cauliflower into thick slices, top with the shrimp and lots of butter. Enjoy!
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American
Lunch
Caribbean
Dinner
Seafood
Mediterranean
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