It's no secret I love food. I mean I legit looooove it. I love cooking. I love eating. I love everything about it...healthy food, junk food, EVERYTHING - you name it, I'll probably eat it. I'm a total foodie and I'm not ashamed.
However, I've never been into spicy foods. But as we go through this clean eating challenge and as I age I've realized my tastes in food have changed a lot. Such as back in the day you couldn't pay me to eat an onion or pepper. Now we regularly use onions and peppers and I actually like 'em!! So with all that being said today I'd like to share a new recipe.
The hubs made this last night for dinner. I walked in the door at about 8:20 and it smelled delish - but he immediately warned me it was SPICY!! I tried it...and sure enough...as soon as you swallow it that heat starts to creep up in the back of your throat. But I actually didn't mind it!! I did end up adding a bit more salt and extra coconut milk to try to cut some of the spiciness. We also served this over mashed cauliflower, which I also felt helped cut some of the spice. All in all, I actually thoroughly enjoyed this dish and will totally make again. If you want the original recipe go here. Definitely try this out if you're lookin' for something quick, easy, healthy, AND has a little bit of a kick :)
Creamy Shrimp Fra Diavolo
large uncooked shrimp (we probably used about 14-16 shrimp - we had about 7 or 8 each), peeled and deveined
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (original recipe calls for 2 teaspoons - next time I think I'll only do 1/2 teaspoon)
pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced
5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 cup (or more to your liking) unsweetened coconut milk
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
*and yes I forgot to take a picture last night...yes, I suck...and yes, hopefully one day this whole blogging thing will be easy for me and it'll just be second nature...I'll get there, I'll get there :)
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!