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Shkug Shrimp Grain Bowl – Cava Copycat Recipe

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

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Copycat Cava Skhug Sauce

Ingredients

Shkug Shrimp Bowl - Cava Copycat Recipe
Ingredients to make ~2/3 cup 

10 servings (1 heaping tablespoon = 1 serving)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder (OPTIONAL – it is pricey so omit if you cannot get)
  • 1 large bunch cilantro with stem (~3 cups), tightly packed
  • 1 cup parsley, tightly packed
  • 2 serrano pepper, seeds  removed (OR jalapeño)
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes to taste
Steps

Set a skillet on medium heat.  Once hot, add oil, garlic, cumin, coriander and cardamom.  Cook for 1 – 2 minutes until fragrant, it should NOT be bubbling.  Then set aside to cool down to room temperature.

To a food processor, add remaining ingredients and do 3 – 4 pulse blends to roughly, yet finely, chop herbs.

Pour in the oil with the toasted seasonings and pulse blend to create a desired consistency, but do NOT pulverize.

 

Shkug Shrimp Bowl - Cava Copycat Recipe

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Calories
110
Protein
1g
Fat
11g
Carbs
3g
Sodium
240mg
Fiber
2g
Sugar
0g
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Shrimp Grain Bowl

Ingredients

Shkug Shrimp Bowl - Cava Copycat Recipe
Ingredients for 2 servings

  • 10oz raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice (OR steamed cauliflower rice)
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 heaping tablespoons skhug
  • fresh lemon to taste
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
Steps

Season shrimp with sea salt & pepper.  Set a carbon steel skillet on medium high heat.  Once hot, spray with avocado oil then add the shrimp and cook through, about 6 – 8 minutes.  Place the shrimp on a cutting board and chop into 1/2-inch pieces.

Warm up the brown rice in the microwave or pot, then add to a mixing bowl, along with the shrimp and rest of the ingredients.  Toss together, divide into 2 portions and enjoy!

Shkug Shrimp Bowl - Cava Copycat Recipe

Calories
380
Protein
26g
Fat
13.5g
Carbs
38g
Sodium
2180
Fiber
7g
Sugar
5g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.