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Shrimp and Chinese Eggplant with "Peanut" Sauce

I used the "peanut" sauce recipe from Sarah Fragoso's Everyday Paleo Thai Cuisine book.  She has created awesome and delicious recipes that make paleo easy and feasible for everyone.


Peanut Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup roasted almonds
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1.5 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind paste
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Stir Fry:

  • 1 lb de-veined shrimp
  • 1 Chinese eggplant
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk 
  • garlic salt
  • Cooking oil of your choice (I prefer coconut oil)


Peanut Sauce:

  1. Put your almonds into a food processor and run on high until the almonds are the texture of a thick flour
  2. Place the coconut milk in a small sauce pan over medium heat.  
  3. Lightly stir until the milk starts to simmer, then add the red curry paste
  4. Whisk the paste until the milk turns a nice pink color
  5. Add your almond meal and cook for another 5-7 minutes until the sauce has thickened
  6. Mix in the tamarind, garlic salt, fish sauce and honey and allow to cook for a few more minutes
  7. I amped up the curry paste because I like a nice kick to my "peanut" sauce
  8. Place into a bowl and set aside


  1. Start off by preparing the cauliflower rice
  2. Break cauliflower into florets
  3. Put cauliflower in food processor and run on high until the consistency of rice
  4. Put cauliflower in a saucepan with 1/4 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  5. Cook on low while you prepare the stir-fry
  6. Cut your shrimp into small bite size pieces.  I dunno about you, but I am still training myself to like shrimp so I don't like to have huge chunks of it in my food :)
  7. Thinly slice your onions and red peppers
  8. I cut my eggplant into small triangular pieces, (also easy to eat bite size pieces as I start to like eggplant more) 
  9. Mince the cilantro, use a little more or a little less than 1/4 cup depending on how much you enjoy cilantro
  10. Heat up your oil in large frying pan
  11. Add the onions to the pan and saute until they are clear and fragrant
  12. Toss in the shrimp and eggplant and continue to cook until the shrimp start turning opaque white
  13. Add the red peppers, cilantro, and coconut milk and cover with a lid
  14. By now your rice should be ready, so scoop it out into four bowls(or if you are like me 1 bowl and 3 Tupperware dishes) 
  15. Now take your bowl of peanut sauce from earlier and add it to your stir-fry
  16. Stir and cover with the lid for another 3-5 minutes
  17. Scoop the shrimp mixture over your cauliflower rice and enjoy!


Shrimp Scallion Dumpling


  • 1 lb shrimp minced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 7-8 scallions minced
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt

Other Ingredients:

  • ~50 wraps
  • Cup of warm water
  • bamboo steamer
  • parchment paper
  • Large pot


  1. Combine all your ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  2. Using a fork or a spoon, scoop a small dollop into the middle of your wrapper(there should be enough dough around the meat so that you can seal the wrap without any leakage)
  3. Dip your finger in a cup of warm water and moisten all the edges of the wrapper
  4. Take all four corners(or four sides if round) and press together at a peak
  5. There should now be four open slits in the wrap
  6. Press each of those together
  7. Then dab a bit more water on one side of each fold and press the flap down against the meat of the dumpling
  8. It should look a bit like a sharp pear
  9. Boil water in the large pot
  10. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit in your bamboo steamer
  11. Add dumplings to steamer, cover and cook for about 10 minutes
  12. Once the wraps are a bit see through, and tender, remove from the steamer and enjoy!