Shrimp with Kale and Mashed Potatoes

When I came to this country -Spain- I’ve noticed that they eat a lot of fish and seafood and I was not so much into this, especially seafood. Fish I would eat but rarely, because I didn’t like it so much. But I started eating more fish, with my husband, because he likes to eat fish, and it’s good for you to eat lean meat, except for some fatty fish.

I started eating shrimp not so long ago, because I wanted to try it, to see if I like it. I don’t want to be that kind of person who doesn’t eat new food, just the foods that he/she grew up with. No, I want to try new food and to see if I like it or not.

Shrimp I like to eat, they’re really good, and I’ve used it in some recipes, but I’m sure I will use it in more recipes in the future.

This dish is simple to make and delicious. 

Shrimp with Kale and Mashed Potatoes

I made this dish with things I had in the kitchen, because when I have in the freezer or the fridge too much food, I like to improvise and make recipes with what I have in the kitchen. I had potatoes, shrimp in the freezer and some kale I received, in the fridge, so I made this delicious and so easy recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 big potatoes
  • 100 g of peeled shrimp
  • 3 small stalks of kale
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • fresh parsley
  • chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 100 ml of milk

I had in the freezer clean and peeled shrimp but if you have fresh, peel it and clean it yourself. I guess it’s better to buy fresh and freeze it yourself.

In a pan add 150 ml of water, add the shrimp and cook them for 5 minutes, to get rid of the smell. After 5 minutes, throw the water and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and fry the shrimp on both sides, then add salt, pepper, chili flakes and fresh parsley and let them cook for 1 more minute.

In a big pot add the potatoes cut into cubes along with 1/2 a teaspoon of salt and water and let it cook until the potatoes become soft.

In a big bowl add the kale torn apart from the stalk and start massaging it with the juice from the lemon. Then add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and season it with salt and pepper. Set aside.

When the potatoes are cooked through, throw all the water out and mashed the potatoes with a masher adding gradually the milk and the butter. Season again with salt and pepper if it’s necessary.

Plate the mashed potatoes along with the cooked shrimp and the kale and enjoy. 🙂

I added to my plate some cooked chickpeas but that’s optional.

Shrimp with Kale and Mashed Potatoes

Shrimp with Kale and Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 big potatoes
  • 100 g of peeled shrimp
  • 3 small stalks of kale
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • fresh parsley
  • chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 100 ml of milk

Instructions

  1. In a pan add 150 ml of water, add the shrimp and cook them for 5 minutes, to get rid of the smell. After 5 minutes, throw the water and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and fry the shrimp on both sides, then add salt, pepper, chili flakes and fresh parsley and let them cook for 1 more minute.
  2. In a big pot add the potatoes cut into cubes along with 1/2 a teaspoon of salt and water and let it cook until the potatoes become soft.
  3. In a big bowl and the kale torn apart from the stalk and start massaging it with the juice from the lemon. Then add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and season it with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. When the potatoes are cooked through, throw all the water out and mashed the potatoes with a masher adding gradually the milk and the butter. Season again with salt and pepper if it’s necessary.
  5. Plate the mashed potatoes along with the cooked shrimp and the kale and enjoy.
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