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Cajun Shrimp and Cauliflower-Avocado Mash

Every Thursday Ryan and I go to the farmers market. While I love so many of the things we get there, I’m by far most excited when the fresh seafood stand has SHRIMP! These are the BEST shrimp I’ve ever had. Always so yummy.

So of course….we had to eat them last night!

AND on top of the fresh shrimp, we had a ripe Reed Avocado (the BEST, most buttery avocados) from the market as well. They are in season right now! YAY!

We also of course had to get cauliflower. Because as you all know…I LOVE CAULIFLOWER!

Ryan took all of our fresh farmers market finds (Shrimp, Avocado, Cauliflower) and turned them into one great meal. He created a Cajun Shrimp with Avocado Cream and Cauliflower-Avocado Mash.

Cajun Shrimp with Avocado Cream and Cauliflower-Avocado Mash

cauliflower mash

Ok yes…the mash is a bit green, BUT YUM!


1 lb Shrimp
1/2 head of cauliflower
1 Reed Avocado
2 tbsp Pasture-raised Cream
1/2 tbsp Chili
2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tbsp Paprika
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cut up cauliflower and steam it until it gets a bit softer.

While cauliflower is cooking, add avocado and cream with salt and pepper to a food processor. Blend until creamy.

Heat a skillet with olive oil. Coat shrimp in spices and add to the hot pan. Get a nice sear on the shrimp as you start to make the cauliflower mash.

Spoon avocado cream into a bowl, leaving some behind in the food processor. Add cooked cauliflower to the processor and blend with the avocado cream left behind.

When shrimp has finished cooking, remove them to a plate and spoon out the cauliflower mash. You can serve with the avocado cream or leave the cream on the side.

A great fresh farmers market meal!

What are your favorite meals to make with your farmers market loot?

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