Cajun Shrimp and Mashed Cauliflower (Low-GI)

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Cajun Shrimp and Mashed Cauliflower

Here is a healthy, low-GI dish for you. I used mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potato or grits to accompany the shrimp in order to lower the glycemic index. If you don’t have Cajun seasoning or cannot find gluten-free Cajun seasoning, you can just use some paprika, cayenne pepper and black pepper. You can also use taco seasoning instead.

Speaking of cauliflower, I recently learned of a great article on cauliflower titled 28 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Cauliflower.  It explains everything you want to know about the health benefits of cauliflower in detail as well as basic information on cauliflower and tips on how to use and store it. I highly recommend checking it out. I am certain you will discover many facts on cauliflower that you didn’t know before!


1 tsp salt
1 cauliflower, cut into small florets
50 ml milk or dairy alternative
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
10 large shrimp, shelled and deveined
1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
salt to taste
2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
black pepper to taste


  1. In a medium pot, bring a plenty of water to a boil. Add 1 tsp of salt and cauliflower florets, and boil until the cauliflower becomes very soft.
  2. Drain water. Add milk, Parmesan cheese (if using), and salt and mush the cauliflower. Adjust the amount of milk and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a sauté pan, heat olive oil and sauté onion for a few minutes. Add garlic and sauté until the garlic is fragrant.
  4. Add shrimp, sprinkle cajun seasoning and salt and sauté until the shrimp is cooked.
  5. Turn off the heat and add parsley.
  6. On two plates, place mashed cauliflower and add sautéed shrimp on top.
  7. Sprinkle some black pepper, infuse love and serve!

Servings: 2