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 

Ingredients

Grits

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)

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Bring to boil in a sauce pan 2 cups of water and salt and 2 tablespoon margarine.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

  1. In a sauce pan, add 2 tablespoon margarine and your sweet red onions. Allow to sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Toss in your shrimp and allow to cook until opaque (pink).
  3. Remove your cooked shrimp from the sauce pan.
  4. Add 6 ounces of heavy whipping cream to your sauce pan and chili powder. Sprinkle a dash of salt and stir.
  5. Add your soy sauce, sugar, and pepper and stir. Cover and let simmer for 2 minutes on medium-low heat.
  6. Toss in your cheese and stir. Cover and allow cheese to melt 0n low-heat.
  7. Allow to cook for 4-5 minutes or once sauce begins to thicken.
  8. Plate your grits and shrimp, then drizzle the sauce over and dive-in.

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Mahogany Law was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica until her early teenage years when she migrated to the United States. Mahogany is a graduate of Charter Oak State College and holds a degree in Organizational Leadership and a Certification in Project Management, and is a fraternal member of Alpha Sigma Lambda.

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Mahogany Law was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica until her early teenage years when she migrated to the United States. Mahogany is a graduate of Charter Oak State College and holds a degree in Organizational Leadership and a Certification in Project Management, and is a fraternal member of Alpha Sigma Lambda.

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