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Cajun Shrimp Skillet

Impress your family with this delicious skillet that is easy enough for a weeknight and "wow-worthy" enough for a weekend celebration! There is something in here for everyone too - shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage, with veggies and rice, all drenched in soul-soothing Cajun flavors.

Let's get into the ingredients. I am super picky about the shrimp I eat, and for this recipe, I prefer Wild-Caught Argentinian Shrimp from Trader Joe's. You can't go wrong with wild-caught shrimp over farm-raised as a general rule. Farm-raised seafood tends to be raised in cramped, unsanitary conditions, then stuffed with chemicals, antibiotics, and food coloring before arriving on your plate. For more information on purchasing clean and sustainable seafood, check out this website maintained by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The other stars in this dish include Andouille Sausage (of course, Trader Joe's has a great option) and chicken breast. I added the chicken breast to the recipe because my eight-year-old won't eat the shrimp but loves that flavor of the dish! This dish has plenty of veggies: onion, garlic, celery, bell peppers, zucchini, and tomatoes.

The best thing about this meal is that without the rice, it is Primal and Paleo. It's delicious without the rice, but you can sub for cauliflower rice or zoodles if you want to keep it Primal and have something to sop up the sauce.

The recipe calls for a slurry of bone broth and cassava flour to thicken at the very end, which is a super simple alternative to a roux that would make the recipe more complex.

This recipe represents one of the many delicious food choices that my clients enjoy during the 12-week Connect to Freedom Coaching program. I offer individual and group coaching options for those who want to take control of their habits and change their lives for the better - for good! We incorporate coaching on mindset, nutrition, exercise, stress management, and lifestyle from a holistic perspective. If you would like more information on this program, click here to be added to the interest list, and I will reach out to you personally to answer any questions and see if the program is a good fit for you.

I'd love to hear if you try this recipe. Comment below and let us know!



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Dana Johnson

Wife, mom, believer in Christ, California native, certified primal health coach & doTERRA wellness advocate.

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