You can save yourself some prep time and make your Romesco Sauce up to two days in advance. This dish is just as delicious served cold, substituting Pesto for the Romesco Sauce, and cold cucumber noodles instead of steamed zoodles. You can also cheat and buy cooked shrimp—just skip the 1/4 cup water and covered cooking at the end of the third step.
Pro tips: Shrimp are actually quite easy to prepare, but unlike beef, shrimp actually get tougher the longer you cook them. Perfectly cooked shrimp will be pink in color, and shaped like a “C”—if they are curled up tightly into an “O” shape, they’re overcooked. If you’re using frozen shrimp, make sure they are completely thawed before you start cooking.
Looking for more easy, healthy, low-carb bites? Try our zucchini lasagna. You can also try the shrimp and sauce over cauliflower rice. See a Whole30 chicken cacciatore recipe too. And when you’re in a hurry, Whole30 Instant Pot recipes are ideal.
Recipe and photo from THE WHOLE30 by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. Copyright © 2015 by Whole9 Life, LLC. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Photograph by Alexandra Grablewski. All rights reserved.