By JJ Virgin

Blackened Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro Cauliflower Rice


July 26, 2023

2 servings
Makes 4 to 5 skewers


Blackened Grilled Shrimp Skewers

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp dried oregano

½ tsp sea salt

½ tsp ground black pepper

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

1 lb large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

4 wooden or metal skewers (if wooden, soak in water 30 minutes before using)

Cauliflower Rice:

1 tbsp grass-fed ghee

2 cups cauliflower, riced in a food processor

¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

2 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp lime zest

¼ tsp sea salt


1Heat grill to medium temperature.

2Mix all the spices for the shrimp together in a bowl.

3Coat the shrimp with seasoning mixture and olive oil. Make sure to press the seasoning on to the shrimp so it sticks well.

4Place 5-6 shrimp on each skewer, then set aside.

5Melt ghee in a skillet on medium high. Add the cauliflower rice and cook until softened, about 7 to 10 minutes. Add the cilantro, lime juice and zest, and salt. Stir well and continue to cook for 3 to 5 more minutes on low heat. Set aside.

6Place shrimp on the grill for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Shrimp will cook quickly.

7Scoop the cauliflower rice onto 2 plates and place 2 skewers each on top. Serve and enjoy.

8Keep refrigerated for up to 3 days.


Nutrition Facts

Calories 427
Total Fat23g
Total Carbohydrates15g
Dietary Fiber6g