Garlic Shrimp With Sausage And Broccoli “Rice”
About a year or so ago I started having allergic reactions to shrimp – pretty bad ones. I figured it was because, duh, I’m allergic. Allergy testing came back negative for it a few months ago. I know testing is not always the most reliable (symptoms are), but the testing got me thinking – so many things are contaminated with corn and corny products (which is one of my worst food allergies). Maybe that was the case with the shrimp. After all, all of the shrimp I reacted to had been from the same place.
Last week I got up the nerve to trial shrimp again, but this time I purchased it from a different store. No reaction! Woot! Here’s the recipe I made to celebrate. Shrimp is one of my favorite foods, so in case you couldn’t tell, I’m pretty excited about this.
1 lb raw shrimp – wild caught is best
4 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons cooking fat – ghee, butter, bacon fat, or coconut oil
½ lb cooked broccoli
4 sausage links – I used Applegate Farms, which are precooked. If you are using raw/uncooked sausage please cook them before following this recipe.
I did not put any seasoning on my shrimp other than garlic because I used spicy flavor-filled sausage. If you use a more mild sausage I would recommend seasoning the shrimp with sea salt, black pepper, and paprika, in addition to the garlic.
- Peel and de-vein the shrimp.
- Peel the garlic. Put two of them through a garlic press, and finely chop the other two.
- Put the cooking fat, shrimp, and all of the garlic into a pan on the stove. Cook on medium to medium high heat for about 4-6 minutes, or until the shrimp become slightly pink.
- Put the sausage links (you can put them in whole) and the broccoli into a food processor, and process until it’s about the same size as rice.
- Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside. Put the sausage and broccoli “rice” into that same pan that you removed the shrimp from (the wonderful flavors will remain, and will coat the sausage/broccoli mixture) and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the broccoli is heated through. The sausage should have enough moisture and fat in it that you don’t need a cooking fat. Feel free to use one to coat the pan, though.
- In a bowl layer the sausage and broccoli “rice” with the shrimp on top.
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