Seared Shrimp Vindaloo with Vegetables

Okay so the only real thing vindaloo-y about this meal is the actual seasoning, but I’m a’ight with that.

I like to think of this dish as my wingman. And it’s wearing some awesome Ray-Bans.

Here we are, on the brink of what is about to be the barn door of belly poochapalooza. And I’m out there, in the arms of danger, seduction at every turn, and I start to tip one way, and then back another, losing sight of health, losing track of calories, losing count of how many comas are in this sentence, and then I remember my friend, my stabilizer, my rock, my sandbag, my seared shrimp vindaloo with kale and collard greens and broccoli and carrots, and I say to myself, “seriously, home girl, end this sentence already because this coma usage is about to make me all kinds of vindaloony.”


Yeah, I’ve only been dying to say that for two weeks now.

This meal has your back, yo. It has every single thing in it that your expensive night cream does.

Actually don’t quote me on that.

But peep this; we got carrots, broccoli, onions, garlic, wilted kale and collard greens and curried seasoned shrimp. Gonna keep you tight, bra!

I have no idea why I insist on talking like a frat dude.


Come along now. This way to health. Don’t be a vindalooser.

Skip to my vindaloo, my darlin’.

I’ve been dying to say all that too.

Seared Shrimp Vindaloo with Vegetables:

What it took for 2:

* 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
* 1 Tbs. vindaloo seasoning
* 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
* 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
* 1 carrot, chopped into bite-sized pieces
* 1/2 head of broccoli, broken into florets and ends trimmed
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1/2 bunch kale, roughly chopped
* 1/2 bunch collard greens, roughly chopped
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Sprinkle the shrimp with the vindaloo seasoning.

Heat a Tbs of the oil in a large skillet. Add the shrimp and sear on one side for 3 minutes. Flip and sear another minute or two. Remove the shrimp from the skillet, cover and set aside.

Back in the pan, add the remaining oil. Add the onions and carrots and sauté about 5 minutes, until they start to soften. Add the broccoli and garlic; sauté another 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the chopped greens and sauté until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. If you want you could even toss in a little more vindaloo seasoning. Actually, just do that.

Add ze shrimp back to the skillet and give it all a good toss.

Taste it. Need any salt? Dew eet.

Serve immediately and reverse the effects of time! (not really though so don’t quote me on that either.)

p.s. I know the word loser only has one o. But sometimes we make decisions in life for the sake of a giggle, even if we look a complete idiot. Never mind.

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32 Responses to Seared Shrimp Vindaloo with Vegetables

  1. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings November 29, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    yum! and i heart frat bro language :) makes me think of a younger and stupider time…lol

  2. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl November 29, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    I’m alright with every inch of this recipe.

  3. Alexis @ Hummusapien November 29, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    Love the frat language and love this recipe. So veggie packed. YUM!

  4. Sues November 29, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    “Don’t be a vindalooser” is totally going to be my new catchphrase.

  5. Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) November 29, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    I come here for my morning giggle :) You crack me up, girl! And this dish is making an appearance at next week’s “take on the takeout” night.

  6. claire @ the realistic nutritionist November 29, 2012 at 10:43 am #


  7. Kristin November 29, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Bev- this looks awesome! This post made me laugh, multiple times… thanks, I needed one today!

  8. Christina @ Be Mindful. Be Human. November 29, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    All my favorite things combined into one. Yum. Have to make this soon. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Katie @ Blonde Ambition November 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    I always thought I was a weirdo for liking my dinners heavy on the green stuff, and light on the….anything else. But you have made it officially OK and awesome.

  10. DessertForTwo November 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    You make my heart vindaloo-y :)

  11. Kari@Loaves n Dishes November 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    I feel healthier just looking at this yummy dish!

  12. Jackie @ The Beeroness November 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    Don’t be surprised if I show up at your house at lunch time with a plate and a fork.

  13. Jess Gonzalez | Feast With Me November 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    I literally just laughed out loud at all of those uses of vindaloo. Also picturing anyone outside of my college saying ‘bra is sure to get a giggle. And I love love LOVE how delicious this looks while still having all those veggies. Bookmarking this one for sure :)

  14. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts November 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Don’t be a vindalooser :) LOVE it!

  15. Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen November 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Aaaaaaaaaand after reading this one and only post, I am now officially vindalooneytoon for this blog! Uuuum…by the way…what in the crap is vindaloo?!?!? I’ve never heard of such a thing :/

  16. Marina {} November 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    Vindaloo! Now that is a fun word. And you always make the veggie rich meals I love. This one looks fabulous!

  17. Kevin (Closet Cooking) November 30, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    That looks nice and simple and tasty!

  18. Ardex Sd P December 8, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    So full of veggies and all that goodness!

  19. Kim August 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    Finally got around to trying this. So tasty, yet so healthy! Thanks Bev!

  20. Katie July 23, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    This looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it out! Any suggestions on how to make your own vindaloo spice?


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