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Cajun Shrimp and Grits

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

Cajun Shrimp and Grits is perfect for brunch or a date night in. Spicy shrimp on top of cheesy grits with a little bacon thrown in – and it’s all ready in less than 30 minutes!

INGREDIENTS
 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
 1 ½ teaspoons cajun seasoning
 4 slices bacon, diced
 1 small onion, diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 tablespoon butter
FOR THE GRITS:
 1 cup milk
 2 cups water
 ¼ teaspoon salt
 ¾ cup quick-cooking grits
 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
 ½ cup green onions, sliced
INSTRUCTIONS
1

Pat shrimp dry and place in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle cajun seasoning on top and toss to coat. Set aside.

2

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until almost cooked. Add onion and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook for about 1 minutes on each side, until no longer pink and slightly golden. Add butter and toss to coat. Remove from heat, cover, and keep warm while you prepare the grits.

3

Bring milk, water, and salt to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and add grits. Cook until thick, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted.

4

Serve the shrimp mixture on top of the grits with green onions on top.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g31%

Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 291mg97%
Sodium 2054mg86%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%

Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 40g80%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.