Easy Shrimp And Grits

Easy Shrimp And Grits might be a good recipe to expand your main course recipe box. This recipe makes 4 servings with 285 calories, 14g of protein, and 8g of fat each. For $1.54 per serving, this recipe covers 15% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up red bell peppers, yellow onion, ground pepper, and a few other things to make it today. 153 people have made this recipe and would make it again. This recipe is typical of Southern cuisine. It is brought to you by wholefoodsmarket.com. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 64%. Spicy Shrimp Romesco with Quick & Easy Cheesy Grits, Shrimp and Grits, and Shrimp and Grits are very similar to this recipe.

Servings: 4

 

Ingredients:

3 slices 365 Everyday Value Uncured Bacon

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 cup white or yellow grits

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

2 tsps hot sauce, plus more for serving (optional)

2 Tbsps lemon juice

2 green or red bell peppers, cored, seeded and sliced

1/3 lb peeled and deveined raw shrimp (fresh or frozen and thawed)

1 small yellow onion, sliced

Equipment:

frying pan

paper towels

pot

whisk

bowl

Cooking instruction summary:

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.)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.

 

Step by step:


1. Cook bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium heat, flipping once, until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes.

2. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

3. 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.

4. 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.)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.

5. Add shrimp, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes.

6. 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.


Nutrition Information:

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281k Calories
14g Protein
7g Total Fat
37g Carbs
10% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
281k
14%

Fat
7g
12%

  Saturated Fat
2g
15%

Carbohydrates
37g
13%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
106mg
35%

Sodium
459mg
20%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
14g
28%

Vitamin C
83mg
101%

Selenium
28µg
40%

Vitamin A
1957IU
39%

Vitamin B6
0.32mg
16%

Manganese
0.32mg
16%

Phosphorus
149mg
15%

Vitamin B3
1mg
10%

Vitamin B1
0.14mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
10%

Folate
37µg
9%

Fiber
2g
9%

Iron
1mg
9%

Magnesium
34mg
9%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Potassium
285mg
8%

Copper
0.16mg
8%

Calcium
68mg
7%

Vitamin B12
0.36µg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.57mg
6%

Vitamin B2
0.09mg
6%

Vitamin K
3µg
3%

covered percent of daily need
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