Spicy Shrimp with Cauliflower Mash and Garlic Kale

Looking for a healthy, quick and filling weeknight dinner? This Spicy Shrimp with Cauliflower Mash might be just the thing you need.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 2
Calories: 383kcal


For the cauliflower mash

  • 1 small head cauliflower 1 small head = about 3 cups
  • 2 medium potato peeled and roughly chopped
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • ground nutmeg to taste

For the shrimp

  • 9 oz medium shrimps peeled and deveined
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 lime/lemon juice only (use less if using lemon, ½ lime = 1 tbsp)
  • 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds roasted
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp chili paste (or chili pepper) or to taste,

For the garlic kale

  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 3 cups kale shredded


  • In a dry pan/skillet, toast sesame seeds until fragrant.
  • Add all shrimp ingredients, except minced garlic, to a medium bowl. Make sure the shrimps are well coated with the sauce. Set aside in the fridge to marinade while you are preparing the mash and garlic kale.
  • Cook cauliflower and potatoes in lightly salted water until soft. When ready, drain and mash. Season with salt, black pepper, and nutmeg to taste. Add water, an egg or milk if too dry.
  • In skillet or pan, heat cooking oil over medium-high heat. Saute garlic for 1 minute while stirring. Then add kale and cook until wilted. Stir regularly.
  • Meanwhile, in a second skillet or pan, heat cooking oil over medium-high heat. Saute garlic for 1 minute while stirring. Then add shrimps with the sauce/marinade and cook while stirring until done. This will take about 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve with cauliflower mash and garlic kale.


Sesame seeds make a lovely addition to many dishes. We add them to salads, stir-fries, curries, etc. Feel free to roast/toast a bigger batch and store in the fridge in an airtight container. Can be kept for a few weeks or longer.

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Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 889mg | Potassium: 1234mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g

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