Sweet potato, Kale and Shrimp Skillet

Sweet potato, Kale and Shrimp skillet

We are receiving some Brazilian guests today (well, when you will be reading this post they will be here already) and I really have to finish cooking some goodies to offer to them. I don’t know about you guys, but when Brazilians have friends or family over they will fill you up with food until you say “I can’t eat anymore, please stop it” ;-)

I guess this is the way Brazilians show how much they care about their friends and family. In Canada, it is very common we offer guests something to drink when they arrive. But in Brazil, food is the first thing to be offered. So funny! My husband is Canadian and every time he visited my mom he used to say to me “baby, why does your mom think I am hungry all the time? She is like an Italian!” YES, we are like Italians, Portuguese and Spanish. That’s Latin culture, guys. Just for the record, he wasn’t complaining about it. In fact, he loves this tradition since he is such a good eater, right baby?

Sweet potato, Kale and Shrimp skillet

So, this Sweet Potato, Kale and Shrimp Skillet is so easy to make for lunchtime or busy weeknight meal. It will take only a few minutes to be ready on your table. The only thing that takes more time is the sweet potatoes to cook, approximately 15mins. Since you will sauté the leaves you will have to keep the heat at low to avoid the leaves from getting very soggy. I don’t like very soggy leaves and that’s why you can see on the pictures my leaves almost raw. I just sautéed them for about one minute or so. But if you wish you can sauté for longer. It is really up to you. Enjoy!

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Sweet potato, Kale and Shrimp Skillet
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups fresh shrimp
  • 3 cups trimmed and coarsely chopped kale leaves
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, add the extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and red pepper flakes.
  3. Cook until onions are soft and golden.
  4. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  5. Add sweet potato and cook until soft. It is about 10-15mins. In case you need, add a few tablespoons of water to help steam the sweet potato.
  6. Add shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until they turn pink.
  7. Turn the heat to low and add kale, stirring until wilted.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Comments

  1. says

    YES! If I was offered a drink every time I walked into someone’s house, I would be forever happy. We folk in the U.S. need to adopt this custom ASAP – it’s really a per-household thing here. Not enough drinkers in this country ;)

    This skillet is right up my alley! How about a nice glass of white wine plus some sweet tater kale shrimp din din? LOVE it! :)

  2. says

    This looks amazing Olivia! I am such a big fan of kale and sweet potato and this sounds like such a flavorful and healthy meal! Hope your guests love it :)

  3. says

    Oh I love learning about worldwide food traditions! It’s definitely customary in Canada to offer a drink! LOL. And this recipe looks insanely delicious. Kale and sweet potatoes together are my favourite veggie combo. They compliment each other perfectly and they’re visually so pretty together. Delish!

  4. says

    This dish looks so delicious! I love the combination and the colors are beautiful.
    My family is the same. Always offering food. My mom is constantly trying to feed my husband. We are definitely a food-centric culture :D

  5. says

    Beautiful presentation, Olivia! The colors, the skillet and combination of flavors makes me want to get into the kitchen…!

    I love the idea of offering a snack, meal or food when guests arrive! You never know what kind of day they’ve had. How refreshing and welcoming to walk into a home where you’re offered something so delicious, drink or otherwise.

    (BTW – your green juice post had me really distracted! It looks sooo refreshing!)

  6. says

    Sweet potatoes and kale are such a perfect combination, I love them! Now I want to come visit you so that you can fill me with delicious food until I burst! You have some very lucky guests!

  7. says

    I hope you have so much fun during the visit! If you’re going to fill up guests, glad it is for something as delicious as this shrimp and sweet potato skillet! I bet it is so full of flavor. And good for you too!

  8. Valerie says

    I stumbled across this recipe on foodgawker and happened to have all the ingredients to make it for dinner tonight…and it was absolutely delicious! I want to go back for more but I think I’d rather have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow :)
    Thank you for sharing!

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