Spicy jalapeño shrimp veggie bake is low carb, grain free, and simple to make in under an hour! Seasonal vegetables, lean protein, herbs, and spices, all baked to perfection. A better for you gluten free casserole with shrimp and veggies! A total crowd pleaser.
Two words that go together like peas and carrots. Jalapeño Shrimp. And… Veggie Bake. Okay that last phrase really doesn’t, but if you’re southern (like me), then Jalapeño Shrimp, in fact Jalapeño EVERYTHING is phrase of life! Jalapeno poppers, Jalapeno cheese crisps, jalaepno tacos, stuffed jalapeno. Ya ya, we like it HOT HOT HOT. Haha. Wink Wink.
But here’s the thing. I married a man who also loves home cooked southern food and will eat fresh jalapeños as a snack (seeds and all). Though at the same time, he’s not a huge fan of shrimp. In fact, the only time he requests it is if it’s an Asian dish or southern comfort dish. Like my grain free shrimp Jambalaya or shrimp PHO. Again, both have spice!
I think you know where I’m going with this. I must MAKE it a goal to cook MORE shrimp recipes. Easy gluten free shrimp dinners that I know EVERYONE will love (ahem… especially the Kiwi). Heck, if I can convince him to like asparagus after dressing it up with bacon, then dressing up shrimp with a little Jalapeño spice and buttery veggies should do the trick. Right?
I know, I know. You’re probably wondering why I’m always so infatuated with getting my husband to try certain Americanish errr… southernish food. Especially my gluten free creations with my seafood or my favorite vegetable. Well… I have a lot of time on my hands. Kidding! That is far from the truth.
The truth is I’ve spent the past 8 years FUELING that man (as a nutritionist) so that he could be a pro triathlete. I was (am) a Sherpa wife and I loved every second of it!!! But now that he’s retired, I’ve put that Sherpa wife mentally towards creating this gluten free food blog and making it my full time job. And I still couldn’t do that without the help of my husband. So yes, he will continually be one of my main focuses and a much appreciated Guinea pig! Haha. Capeesh?
Now… About this Mexican/southern style shrimp veggie bake!
I am convinced that when you combine fresh summer produce with herbs, spices, a little bit of butter to create a VEGGIE bake MAGIC can happen! Magic as is in…. you can get your Non VEGGIE loving family to actually eat veggies because it tastes so fresh and good.
Gah, just look at that veggie color. How can one not love it? So fresh and so clean clean .. but I digress.
Back to my main point here.
I guess I really have two missions for this Jalapeño Shrimp Veggie bake. Three if you count that it is a quick EASY meal (meaning under an hour).
- Convince my non shrimp loving husband to LOVE shrimp by making a low carb spicy parmesan veggie shrimp bake he can’t resist.
- Convince my non veggie loving family members that squash, tomato, herbs, Jalapeño and the real butter all baked together can make you want to eat the whole garden!
- Convince ANYONE that a healthy, grain free, protein packed, veggie filled dinner can be made EASY and in under an hour.
What do you think?
Looks pretty simple and easy enough, right? YES INDEED IT IS!
A great high protein and low carb dish that you can bring to pot lucks, dinners, or even make as a QUICKY post workout meal. Ya, you know I had to mention that. Always about those quickies… I mean post workout recovery meals.
But what I think I like most about this Jalapeño Shrimp Veggie Bake is that you easily adjust to your nutrient needs.
Want to sub the parmesan and make it paleo/dairy free? No prob, just add nutritional yeast.
Don’t like summer squash? You’re crazy. Just kidding (again). No prob, use eggplant, zucchini, or sweet potato.
Don’t like shrimp? Well.. sorry, you MUST! Nah.. you don’t have to. You can easily sub the shrimp for chicken, tofu, or sausage but that would defeat my whole mission. Plus wild caught sizzlefish shrimp is the best and comes already peeled! –> WINNING!
Kitchen Tools to Make this SIZZLIN Jalapeño Shrimp Veggie Bake
Besides, shrimp is also loaded selenium and vitamin B12 which can IMPROVE Your MOOD! See… we are all HAPPY! Now let’s dig in!
Yep, another Southern-ish style comfort bake with a healthy grain free twist. And if you add 3 more sticks of butter, I’m sure Paula Deen will approve. Yikes!
Favorite jalapeño shrimp dish? Is is tacos? Stuffed? On the BBQ?
What are your two go to veggies to make a veggie bake?
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p.s. Don’t worry, I still have this Month’s gluten free meal plan ready! Just delaying it a few days due to a schedule mishap on the 15th. Tis life, right? Stay tuned!!