Sweet Potato, Kale and Shrimp "All-in-One" Meal

In this heat there is no way I will turn on my oven to cook dinner. Yes I know that cooking outside on a grill is an excellent way to prepare dinner during the summer but sometimes a little variety is nice. That’s why I love, love, love this meal. It’s light, yet filling and quickly made on the stove top.

I also love that it’s a one-pot type of meal with a dark green and orange vegetable already included – Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide recommends that all Canadians over the age of two eat a dark green and orange vegetable every day. This recipe makes that recommendation easy to follow!

Enjoy it on its own, over rice or a bed of your favourite greens, or I would imagine it would be delicious in a wrap! Here is my adaptation of the recipe.

Make 4 servings.


  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, diced (about 1 large sweet potato)
  • 2 cups fresh shrimp (you can also use precooked shrimp – just thaw it first)
  • 4 cups trimmed and coarsely chopped kale leaves
  • Ground black pepper and salt, to taste


  • Heat a large frying pan at medium heat and add vegetable oil. 
  •  Add onions and red pepper flakes.
  • Cook until onions are soft and golden.
  • Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.

  • Add sweet potato and cook until soft - about 10­-15 minutes. After about 8 minutes add a few tablespoons of water to help steam the sweet potato.
  • Add shrimp and cook for 2-­3 minutes, or until they turn pink and reach a temperature of 74 C/165 F. If you are using precooked shrimp just heat them in the pan about 1 minute per side.

  • Turn the heat to low and add kale, stirring until wilted.

  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Shannon RD
Registered Dietitian

Original recipe from Primavera Kitchen at http://www.primaverakitchen.com/sweet­potato­kale­and­shrimp­skillet/