Saturday, February 2, 2013

Team Work! Shrimp Cauliflower Sopes (Paleo) or Fajitas

Barely, Sam and I survived Costco today. 2:00, Saturday, before the superbowl. It was Costco at it's finest. Don’t get me wrong, it is a magical place, but everyone else has figured that out too. Oh, but we came prepared. We had our list and a route mapped out. Thanks to Sam’s determination we succeeded without any silly sidetracks!

Now, with our fortifications, what should we make for dinner?
S: Pizza!
C: Yeah, I wanna try this new cauliflower pizza crust recipe!
S: Nope. Shrimp fajitas?
C: OK (secretly I will make the cauliflower pizza crust into sopes/tostadas)

Sopes are a Mexican corn meal patty, while smaller, they are used like a tortilla, filled with all kinds of goodies. It’s sort of a real thick tostada.
I worked on the Cauliflower Sopes and Sam did the shrimp mix.

Shrimp Cauliflower Sopes (Paleo) Recipe

Sopes Ingredients (makes 5-6):
2 cups of processed Cauliflower (crumbled finely in food processor)
¾ c almond flour (may need a few more T at end to stiffen dough)
3 eggs
Bunch of salt dashes
Dash pepper
½ t onion powder
½ t garlic powder - (both optional, but better with)
Shredded organic cheddar cheese (optional, leave out for true paleo)
3 T Nutritional Yeast – (This is not regular yeast. I get it in the bulk foods section of    
                        Whole Foods, Sprouts, or Natural Grocers. If you can’t get it- skip it)
Here’s what it look like:

Shrimp Mix Ingredients:
About 20 raw shrimp, thawed
2 dif-colored bell peppers, sliced
½ red onion, slices
2-3 T coconut oil
1 T cumin
dash crushed red pepper or cayenne
Salt and pepper

Make the Sopes first:
1. Preheat oven to 400. Grease some parchment paper on a cookie sheet (foil or waxed paper should work also)

2. Put your raw cauliflower in the food processor and pulse until it’s the consistency of seeds (You need 2 cups of the processed stuff).

3. Whisk your eggs and mix everything together. I added 2 T of coconut flour at this point to thicken my dough.

4. Throw the mix on the cookie sheet and gently spread to about ¼ inch thick.

5. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes, flipping after 15 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top and melt during the last 2 minutes of baking.(Optional)

While these are baking make Shrimp Mix.

1. Clean the shrimp and slice your veggies. Heat up the coconut oil in a large skillet on medium.

2. Sauté peppers and onions alone for about 5-8 minutes. Mix in salt, pepper & cumin.

3. Add the shrimp and sauté for 5-7 minutes mores, until shrimp are completely pink.

4. Pile shrimp mix on the sopes and add guacamole (I made this earlier and I’ll post it tomorrow) and salsa.
5. Eat! (with a fork & a friend)

Sam made fajitas with wheat tortillas:

These were super filling. I could barely finish one. We enjoyed our dinner with the ladies of Pitch Perfect! It made me dance and it made me laugh! Next Crossfit I’ll ask coach if I can do horizontal running. 

P.S. Check your oven when you pre-heat it. There might be a waffle from the morning that you were keeping warm and forgot about. And some potatoes.

1 comment:

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