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Shkug Shrimp Grain Bowl – Cava Copycat Recipe

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Recipe 1

Copycat Cava Skhug Sauce

Prep 5min
Cook 10min
Total 15min


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


Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Recipe 2

Shrimp Grain Bowl

Prep 5min
Cook 10min
Total 15min


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


Step 1

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.

Step 2

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!

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Prep 10min
Cook 20min
Total 30min
Total Calories: 490cal
Total Carbs: 41g
Total Fats: 24.5g
Total Protein: 26g
Total Sodium: 2420mg
Total Fiber: 9g
Total Sugar: 5g
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