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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 250.8
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 168.8 mg
  • Sodium: 659.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 28.0 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Easy EASY SHRIMP AND GRITS WITH SWEET PEPPERS calories by ingredient
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Easy EASY SHRIMP AND GRITS WITH SWEET PEPPERS

Submitted by: RACHAELK247
Easy EASY SHRIMP AND GRITS WITH SWEET PEPPERS

Introduction

I found this recipe on the Whole Foods recipe site.
I found this recipe on the Whole Foods recipe site.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    3 slices uncured bacon
    1 cup white or yellow grits
    Salt and ground black pepper to taste
    1 small yellow onion, sliced
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    2 green or red bell peppers, cored, seeded and sliced
    1/3 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (fresh or frozen and thawed)
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    2 teaspoons hot sauce, plus more for serving (optional)

Directions

Cook bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium heat, flipping once, until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour off and reserve all but one teaspoon bacon fat from skillet. Set aside off heat.

Meanwhile, bring 3 1/2 cups salted water to a boil in a medium pot. Whisk in grits, reduce heat to medium low and simmer until thick and tender, 6 to 8 minutes. (Some grits have different cooking times, so adjust water and cooking time as needed.) OR make 1 pouch of instant grits per person.

Reheat the one teaspoon bacon fat over medium-high heat; add onions, garlic, peppers, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Move onion mixture to one side of the skillet and add another teaspoon bacon fat. Add shrimp, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add lemon juice and hot sauce. Toss shrimp and onion mixture together. Spoon hot grits into bowls and top with shrimp mixture. Crumble bacon over the top and serve with additional hot sauce on the side.

~The recipe on the web site says this meal serves 4 but I made this for just 2 with instant grits (1 1/2 pouch for me 2 1/2 pouch for my BF) and just a total of 20 jumbo shrimp (12 for my BF and 8 for me). I also added sliced mushrooms to increase the veggies.

Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RACHAELK247.






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