Friday, January 10, 2014

Thai Coconut Shrimp Curry with Cauliflower Tots

I have another yummy recipe for ya'll! Straight from Muddy Melissa's menu today!

Thai Coconut Shrimp Curry with Cauliflower Tots... Who said healthy had to be BLAND?!
Thai Coconut Shrimp Curry (Serves 2)

8 Ounces shrimp (this is great with chicken too!)
2 Tablespoons diced onion
1/2 Tablespoon Thai red curry paste
1 Chopped garlic clove
1/2 Cup light coconut milk
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro (or 1/2 tablespoon dried cilantro)
Salt and pepper to taste

In a pan, saute the onion in a bit of oil on high heat. Once the onion begins to become tender, lower the stove to medium heat, then add the coconut milk, red curry paste, and chopped garlic clove. Bring the sauce to a light simmer, then add the shrimp. Cook the shrimp until it becomes opaque (remember your Cs and Os when cooking shrimp--- it should curl into a "c" shape... if it curls into an "o" shape, its been overcooked!). Just before serving, mix in the cilantro and season with salt and/or pepper to taste. 

Cauliflower Tots (Serves 2)

1/2 Chopped head of cauliflower
1 Chopped garlic clove
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon pepper
1 Teaspoon parsley
1/4 Cup panko breading

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a pot, boil cauliflower until it becomes tender. Remove from pot, drain the cauliflower, and place the cauliflower in a food processor along with the garlic, salt, pepper, and parsley. Process the ingredients together. It should be a rice-like consistency when finished. Place panko breading in a shallow bowl to use when coating the caulilfower tots. Wait until the cauliflower has cooled, then remove spoonfuls of cauliflower. Take each spoonful of cauliflower, and form it into a 3/4-1 inch ball. Roll the ball in the panko breading, then place the cauliflower tot on a baking sheet. Repeat until all of the cauliflower is used, then bake the cauliflower tots for 10-15 minutes, or until the cauliflower tots begin to brown. Enjoy the crunchy low carb goodness!

I love this recipe! If I were cooking just for myself, I would have made it spicier, but alas... Steve's a wimp when it comes to anything spicy! So the recipe is pretty mild as is! And tots? Come on, no one can resisit a tot... cauliflower or not! I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

Steve made me watch Insidious 2 with him tonight. Man, I love scary movies, but when it comes to watching them, I am SUCH a raging wuss. Guess who will be sleeping with the lights on tonight?! I slept with the lights on for 2 weeks after watching Paranormal Activity. Reason #5046546 to work out: to scare away all the ghosts and monsters and baddies before they scare ME! Hehehehe... Night guys!