Sweet & Spicy Shrimp w/ Cheese Cauliflower Grits & Garlic Kale

A few months ago, I had the most amazing dish from Martha & Marley Spoon: Spicy Honey Shrimp with Garlicky Kale & Grits. It was slightly sweet, had a little kick as well as some thoroughly seasoning grits! Considering its awesomeness, my husband and I were wanting to have it again. The only problem was that even though the dish was a clean eat (filled with real food like Shrimp, honey, and quick grits), it was not keto or low-carb. After making the Carne Asada Bowl spice mix, I realized that I could use it to replicate the Martha & Marley dish in a way that reduced carbs and was keto-friendly. I provide a recipe for each part, but you can feel free to use the grits, shrimp or kale with other dishes. 



Cheese Cauliflower Grits

  • 1 package of cauliflower rice (~4 cups) 
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried chives 
  • 1/2 cup grated mild cheddar cheese
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Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

Garlic Kale

  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  1. Create the spice mix for the shrimp by combining the Carne Asada mix and Old Bay
  2. Use a paper towel to pat the shrimp dry
  3. Dump all but 1/2 tsp of spice mix on to the shrimp and mix. You'll use the rest as a garnish. 
  4. Heat a large skillet (12 in.) over medium high heat for the cauliflower grits
  5. Add heavy cream, chicken stock, cream cheese, butter, salt, black pepper, and chives to the pan. Whisk together until cream cheese is melted (~4 minutes)
  6. Add cauliflower rice to the pan and cook in sauce until tender (6-8 minutes was enough for me, but I'd check at 5 minute intervals)
  7. Heat another skillet (10 in.) over medium high heat for the shrimp
  8. Add seasoned shrimp and green onions (if using). Cook (undisturbed) until one side of the shrimp is pink (~2 minutes)
  9. Mix in butter and Caramel sauce. Cook for an additional minute or two. Turn off heat and set aside. 
  10. Heat a small skillet (8 in.) over medium high heat for the kale
  11. Add kale, butter, garlic, salt and pepper. 
  12. Sauté until the kale is tender (~5 minutes). Add more salt, pepper or even a squeeze of lemon if you'd like.