Super Simple Seafood Stuffed Yams

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I’m a huge fan of simple Paleo meals!

Anyone can throw a frozen pizza in the oven, but can you whip up some tasty Paleo in the time it would take to bake the pizza? If not, then you’d do well to read check out today’s recipe. With some basic ingredients and a hot pan, it is possible to turn out a world class meal in no time flat.

As I state in the video, this is my kind of cooking. You can see from the Instagram post that inspired this recipe (below), that I was fresh off of a kayaking excursion with the family and I was hungry. I came home, threw my Tramontina 14″ saute pan on the burner and got to work. Before I knew it, by belly was full an I was wondering what had just happened!

I always have a bag of shrimp and scallops in my deep freeze, which thaw quickly and provide a tasty, low-fat protein alternative to ground beef or bacon. I also enjoy weekly veggie prep, as it sets you up for success, when you fall behind on meal prep. Having a bottle full of Massie Mayo doesn’t hurt either. These are all components of a ninjas “Culinary Quiver”, which will help you stay on track while eating tastier food than ever before.

Get in the kitchen, give this one a try, and know that when you do, you are…

“Keeping It Paleo!”

Your Pal,

Paleo Nick

Seafood Stuffed Yams

Ingredients:

  • 6 wild caught shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup bay scallops
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 onion, diced
  • 1/4 head of broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/8 head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 yam, roasted
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Sambal
  • Paleo Grind Veggie Victory

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Heat and oil a 14” skillet over medium-high heat, add garlic and onion, let simmer.
  2. Toss cauliflower and broccoli in the pan with the Veggie Victory spice blend. Add water to help steam veggies.
  3. In a small bowl, mix tomato with sambal and set aside.
  4. Transfer veggies from pan to bowl and set aside.
  5. Oil pan, add shrimp and scallops, salt to taste, and toss until well seared.
  6. Cut yam in half and plate, cover in veggies and hot seafood, garnish with tomato sambal.
  7. Enjoy!

“Keep It Paleo!”

Zone Breakdown:

Protein: (5)

1/2 cup of scallops is about 7 small scallops, which is around 42g, or 1.5oz. Since 1.5oz equal one block, that gives us 1 protein block. Additionally we have 6 wild caught shrimp. We are going to say these are jumbo shrimp that each weigh about 1oz each. Since that gives us 6 shrimp and 2oz equal one block, we have 3 blocks from the shrimp for a total protein count of 4 blocks.

Carbohydrates: (4)

We have one sweet potato, which gives us 3 carb blocks. Additionally we have 1 roma tomato which is about 1 block. Additionally we have 1/8th of a head of cauliflower and a ¼ of a head of broccoli. These two together are going to give us another block of carbs giving us a total of 5 carb blocks.

Fats: (0)

There are not added fats to this recipe.

Balancing Act:

This is a very balanced recipe with 4 protein blocks and 5 carb blocks. Add a few fat blocks to balancing this recipe out and enjoy.

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