This Whole30 Shrimp Stir-Fry over Cauliflower Grits is a totally new way to do shrimp and grits from The Whole30 Fast & Easy. The shrimp is cooked in bacon drippings and flavored with garlic, green onions, lemon juice, and parsley instead of Cajun seasoning—and they’re served on incredibly creamy and decadent-tasting cauliflower grits. You will not believe what you’re tasting!

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Shrimp over Cauliflower Grits

Whole30 Shrimp Stir-Fry over Cauliflower Grits from The Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook

This hearty Shrimp Stir-Fry over Cauliflower Grits is perfect for a cozy night in, and has all of the flavors and textures that you’ve been craving.
4.59 from 24 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 4


  • 2 slices Whole30-compatible bacon chopped
  • For the Cauliflower Grits
  • 2 bags 12 ounces each frozen riced cauliflower, or 6 cups raw cauliflower rice (see opposite)
  • ¼ cup Clarified Butter page 283 or ghee
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup Whole30-compatible unsweetened almond milk
  • For the Shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon Clarified Butter page 283 or ghee
  • pounds peeled and deveined medium shrimp see Tip
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • IN a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels and set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the drippings in the skillet.
  • MAKE THE CAULIFLOWER GRITS: While the bacon is cooking, place the riced cauliflower in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and cook on high for 5 to 6 minutes or until hot. Let stand 1 minute. Add the butter, garlic, salt, black pepper, and almond milk. Using an immersion blender, blend until fairly smooth. Cover and keep warm while cooking the shrimp.
  • MAKE THE SHRIMP: Add the butter to the skillet with the bacon drippings. Add the shrimp and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the garlic and green onions. Cook, stirring, until the shrimp are opaque, about 3 minutes more. Stir in the lemon juice.
  • SERVE the shrimp on the grits, sprinkled with the bacon and parsley.
  • TIP: You can also use cooked shrimp in place of the raw shrimp. Add them after the garlic and green onions have softened and cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice.
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