Would you believe this flavorful Healthy Shrimp Etouffee only uses about a tablespoon of oil and uses environmentally-friendly ingredients? Find out how!
I am one lucky cook because I recently had a chance to try a Pacific Foods kit full of healthy ingredients packaged in Tetra Pak cartons. The kit included organic pumpkin puree, chicken broth, and cranberry sauce. Did you know you could get so many of your favorite holiday ingredients in cartons instead of cans?
I was a bit giddy when I saw that organic cranberry sauce because I love good ol’ jellied cranberry sauce. I grew up eating the kind from the can, but I recently took a look at the label. There seems to be a lot more corn syrup than cranberry going on there! I didn’t want to eat corn syrup sauce, but I wanted that smooth texture I love. This organic jellied cranberry sauce is perfect, and I can’t wait to eat it at Thanksgiving! With the cranberry sauce put away for safe keeping, I was left to wonder what kind of recipe I could make with a carton of pumpkin and 8 oz. of chicken broth.
When we go visit my in-laws, my mother-in-law often has shrimp etouffe waiting for us, especially around the holidays. I love this classic Cajun dish, but I wondered if I could make a healthier version. Yes indeedy! This healthy shrimp etouffe is just as good as the original if you ask me, and you would never guess that it’s loaded with extra vitamins from the addition of pumpkin.
Before I get to the recipe, let me tell you more about these cartons. Actually, let this awesome graphic tell you about them:
I used to think cans were a better choice since they can go in regular recycling, but now I know that I was wrong! The ingredients taste better from a carton too since they don’t have that metallic flavor. I’ll be looking for cartons when I do my grocery shopping from now on.
You will love this healthy shrimp etouffee recipe, and you’ll never believe it’s so low in fat! Hide the carton of pumpkin from naysayers like children and husbands, and no one will know your secret ingredient!
Thank you again to Carton Smart for sponsoring this post.
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