Shrimp & Grits
Shrimp and Grits can be enjoyed anytime of the day, and is loved in the south. Whether you enjoy it the traditional way, or seeking a new way to make this popular dish, you’ll enjoy this.
Since relocating to the south (from New York) some years ago, I have tried numerous dishes, but grits was just not one that I could get into. I needed a little more spice or flavor with the taste in order to enjoy it.
So, why not make it according to my taste? I did just that, and the taste was AHHH-Mazing!!!
Talk about going back for seconds!
Anyhow, if you’ll like to try it, continue on.
Prep Time: 20-25 minutes. Cooking Time: 36-40 minutes.
Yield 4 servings. Calories per serving: 390.25
1 Cup Raw Grits
½ Teaspoon of Salt
2 Tablespoons Margarine
2 Cups Water
1 Cup Coconut Milk (or milk of your choice)
Shrimp (or raw scallops)
½ Pound Raw Shrimp (cleaned and deveined)
½ Cup Sweet Red Onions (diced)
1 Teaspoon Season Salt
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
2 Tablespoon Margarine
Sweet & Spicy Sauce
6 Ounces of Heavy Whipping Cream
6 Teaspoon Raw Cane Sugar (or you can substitute honey or agave)
1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
Pinch of Salt
½ Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
½-1 Tablespoon Cayenne (or ½ cup chopped habanero pepper)
1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
- Rinse your shrimp with freshly squeezed lemon and drain water from shrimp. Add your powdered seasoning and massage into shrimp. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes.
- Bring to boil in a sauce pan 2 cups of water and salt and 2 tablespoon margarine.
- Once the water begins to boil, add your cup of raw grits and stir to avoid any clumping. Stir for one minute then cover and allow to cook on medium-low heat for 8 minutes.
- Add 1 cup coconut milk and stir. Lower the heat to low and cover. Allow to cook for another 8-10 minutes (or until doneness).
Shrimp & Sauce
- In a sauce pan, add 2 tablespoon margarine and your sweet red onions. Allow to sauté for 2 minutes.
- Toss in your shrimp and allow to cook until opaque (pink).
- Remove your cooked shrimp from the sauce pan.
- Add 6 ounces of heavy whipping cream to your sauce pan and chili powder. Sprinkle a dash of salt and stir.
- Add your soy sauce, sugar, and pepper and stir. Cover and let simmer for 2 minutes on medium-low heat.
- Toss in your cheese and stir. Cover and allow cheese to melt 0n low-heat.
- Allow to cook for 4-5 minutes or once sauce begins to thicken.
- Plate your grits and shrimp, then drizzle the sauce over and dive-in.
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