Mardi Gras Inspired Shrimp and Cheese Grits

March 4, 2014 at 1:03 pm 1 comment

shrrimp and grits

 

  • 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup quick grits (not instant)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
  2. Bring broth and water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in grits and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Cover to keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, toss shrimp, scallions, oil, garlic powder, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Broil, stirring once, until the shrimp are pink and just cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes.
  4. Serve the grits topped with the broiled shrimp and scallions.

Nutrition Facts per Serving:

  • 356 calories
  • 13 g fat
  • 197 mg cholesterol
  • 27 g carbohydrates
  • 32 g protein
  • 1 g fiber
  • 428 mg sodium
  • 275 mg potassium

*Recipe from Eating Well: www.EatingWell.com*

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