Lean & Green Healthy Stuffed Eggplant with Cauliflower Rice & Shrimp
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Lean & Green Stuffed Eggplant with Cauliflower Rice & Shrimp Ingredients
- 2 medium Eggplant
- 1/2 tsp Salt Divided
- 21/2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil Divided
- 13/4 lbs Raw Shrimp
- 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
- 2 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower
- 3 stalk Scallions Minced
- 1/2 cup Low-fat Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese Grated
Lean & Green Stuffed Eggplant with Cauliflower Rice & Shrimp Instructions
- Preheat oven to 450*F.
- Cut each eggplant into 8, 11/2- to 3-inch rounds. Hollow out the eggplant rounds to make "cups" with a 1/2 inch-thick rim and bottom. Chop the scooped out flesh, and set aside.
- Season the eggplants with 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional), and roast them in the oven at 450*F for about 18 minutes until partially cooked. Set aside, and allow to cool.
- While eggplant is cooking prepare the stuffing by seasoning the shrimp with the remaining salt (optional) and black pepper.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a non-stick skillet, and briefly stir-fry the shrimp (peeled and deveined) until they are pink on the outside. Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
- In the same skillet, heat the remaining oil and stir-fry the chopped eggplant flesh with the cauliflower "rice" over medium-high heat until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the scallions and continue to stir-fry for 1 minute.
- Bake in the oven at 450*F for about 10 to 15 minutes until heated through.