Turkey Bacon, Shrimp Stuffed Squash

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  This past Friday, I went grocery shopping with my sister and niece.  I normally go in with the intention of getting my usual staples, but a couple of items caught my attention which got my belly to rumble and the wheels in my brain to start turning.

I had been up since 3am, but I was still going to make a hungry girl dinner! I know the last couple of recipes included my cashew cheese, but I topped this one off with it too.  It is just so damn good, I couldn’t resist!

Ingredients:

  • 3 scallions chopped up.
  • 1 fennel (shaved with a mandolin)
  • 2 or 2.5 (depending on taste) Heaping tbsp of Thai Kitchen Green Curry Paste
  • 2 ground cap fulls of Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning
  • 1 package of Wellshire uncured turkey bacon (chopped into pieces)
  • 2 lb bag of Key West Pink Shrimp, wild caught, peeled and deveined/ tail off.
  • 1/2 squeezed lemon
  • 2 baked acorn squash cut in half
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Avocado oil to coat the pan
  • 1 cup of chopped hazelnuts (optional)

Directions:

  • Make sure you cut your acorn squashes in half and scoop out the seeds.  Lay face down on a foil covered or parchment covered cookie sheet and bake for about 45-50 mins on 375.
  • While that is cooking, saute chopped scallions, garlic, and shaved fennel in avocado oil.
  • Add in the 2 cap fulls of Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning.img_7851
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Once the veggies start to brown, add in the chopped turkey bacon.

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This is the shrimp I got at Whole Foods.

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Add the shrimp to your veggie/turkey bacon mixture.  Squeeze lemon over it.  Add your Thai Kitchen Green curry paste and let simmer.

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With a colander spoon, remove, shrimp/veggies/turkey bacon and leave the broth behind. (DO NOT throw it away though.)

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Stuff your acorn squash with the mixture and add chopped hazelnuts to each.

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Add your herbed cashew cheese and bake on 350 for 15-20 mins.

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Finished product

But wait!!!  What do you do with the broth that was leftover?  It was so flavorful and delicious!

I had a package of sugar snap peas in my fridge and two packages of Trader Joe’s organic cauliflower rice in my freezer that needed to be used.

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Sad and lonely broth.

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Happy solution.  You can also add the shrimp/turkey bacon mix that didn’t fit into the squash into this cauliflower rice.  It will end up tasting like shrimp fried rice.

 

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