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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 439.1
  • Total Fat: 23.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 189.7 mg
  • Sodium: 522.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 31.7 g

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Shrimp & Cheesy Grits

Submitted by: 1TRULYBLESSED
Shrimp & Cheesy Grits

Introduction

My family was introduced to grits when we moved to Texas, and now we're hooked! Although I've made some modifications to improve the nutritional profile, this is still a high-fat, high-sodium meal that should be eaten in moderation. My family was introduced to grits when we moved to Texas, and now we're hooked! Although I've made some modifications to improve the nutritional profile, this is still a high-fat, high-sodium meal that should be eaten in moderation.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    3/4 c white hominy quick grits, unprepared
    1/8 tsp black pepper
    2 tbsp butter
    1.5 c. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

    12 oz medium raw shrimp (about 24 shrimp), peeled and cleaned
    4 slices center-cut bacon, diced
    4 tsp fresh lemon juice
    1 large garlic clove, minced
    1 med. red bell pepper, diced
    1 c scallions (about 5 large), thinly sliced, white and green parts

Tips

The shrimp cook up quickly, so make sure you have the rest of your ingredients prepped and ready to toss in at the end!


Directions

1. Prepare grits according to package directions using water only (no salt, pepper or butter). Remove from the heat and stir in the pepper, butter and cheese. Keep covered until ready to serve.

2. Rinse the shrimp and pat dry. Fry the bacon in a large, non-stick skillet until browned and crisp, then remove to a paper towel. Drain the fat; add shrimp to the skillet and saute over medium heat until they turn pink, about 2-3 minutes. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside. Add to the pan the lemon juice, garlic bell pepper and green onions, and garlic; saute for one minute. Stir in the shrimp and remove from heat.

3. Spoon a cup of grits into each of 4 dinner bowl; top with shrimp mixture (about 6 shrimp each) and sprinkle with chopped bacon.







TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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