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Garlicky Shrimp and Parmesan Grits Recipe

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Quick lower calorie meal, delicious creamy Parmesan grits paired with buttery garlic shrimp.

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Servings: 2 Bowls
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Ingredients

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  • For the grits:
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon instant grits
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • For the shrimp:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 lb shrimp (about 10 shrimp), peeled & deveined, tales intact
  • 2 large garlic cloves, sliced thin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • juice of 1/4 lemon, plus wedges for serving
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped parsley
  • salt
  • pepper

Directions

  1. Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Slowly whisk in the grits. Add 1 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally until thickened. Stir in the parmesan cheese & 1 tablespoon butter. Remove from heat, season with additional salt & pepper if necessary.
  3. In the meantime, season the shrimp well with salt & pepper. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, sliced garlic & chili powder. Cook until shrimp are pink, about 3-4 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon water, lemon juice & parsley. Stir to coat the shrimp. Remove from heat, taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.
  4. Divide the grits among two bowls, top with shrimp & sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 196g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 463  
Calories from Fat 193 42%
Total Fat 21.96g 27%
Saturated Fat 12.69g 51%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 225mg 75%
Sodium 1573mg 66%
Potassium 316mg 9%
Total Carbs 35.43g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3%
Sugars 0.55g 0%
Protein 29.97g 48%

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  • John Spottiswood
    February 14, 2012
    This looks great Lacy! Thanks for sharing. I've saved it to the Try Soon folder in my recipe box and will let you know how it is!

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