I miss going to restaurants and ordering things that I wouldn’t normally make at…

I miss going to restaurants and ordering things that I wouldn’t normally make at home. Last night, I decided to make a go of pinchofyum ‘s Spicy Shrimp with Cauliflower Mash and Garlic Kale, and it was a fun one. Give it a go; you won’t be disappointed! 👩🏻‍🍳
For the Cauliflower Mash
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets (about 6 cups)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup milk
3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 14-ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup shredded cheese, like sharp cheddar or havarti
1 teaspoon salt
For the Kale
1 tablespoon bacon fat (or olive oil)
3 cups chopped kale
3 cloves garlic, minced
For the Shrimp
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 lb. shrimp (enough for 4 people)
a few good shakes of garlic salt, chili powder, cayenne, and/or black pepper

Cauliflower Mash: Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot. Add the cauliflower and garlic. Saute for a minute or two, until the garlic is fragrant. Add the milk and 2 cups broth. Simmer for 10 minutes or until soft. Add the white beans and mash roughly with the back of a large wooden spoon. It will be soupy – that’s okay. Stir in the cornmeal and things will start to thicken a bit. Adjust the consistency by adding in the last cup of broth as needed. Stir in the cheese and season to taste.
Kale: Heat the bacon fat or oil in a nonstick skillet over medium low heat. Add the greens and garlic and saute until softened. For the kalettes, I added a little water at the end to sort of steam them to finish them off. Remove kale and wipe out pan with a paper towel.
Shrimp: In the same skillet, add the oil over medium heat. Pat the shrimp dry. Add to the pan and sprinkle with seasonings to taste. Cook for just a few minutes and then add a quick splash of water or broth to the pan (about 2 tablespoons) to pull the browned bits and spices into something of a saucy-coating for the shrimp. It’s delicious.
Serve: Serve the shrimp and kale over a big pile of cauliflower mash! SO yummy.

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