Southwestern Shrimp And Grits Recipe

Southwestern Shrimp and Grits is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines the classic Southern comfort food with a spicy twist. The creamy and cheesy grits are topped with succulent shrimp cooked in a smoky and spicy southwestern seasoning. This dish is perfect for brunch or dinner and will satisfy your cravings for both comfort food and bold flavors.

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Ingredients for Southwestern Shrimp And Grits Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Grits
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 pound Shrimp, Peeled And Deveined
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1/4 Onion, Diced
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 cup Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Paprika
  • as required Chopped Cilantro, For Garnish
  • as per your need Fresh Lime Juice, For Garnish

Directions: Southwestern Shrimp And Grits Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Slowly whisk in the grits and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the grits are thick and creamy.
  • STEP 2.In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook until pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  • STEP 3.In the same skillet, add the diced bell peppers, onions, and garlic. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, and paprika. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  • STEP 4.Return the shrimp to the skillet and stir to combine with the vegetables and spices. Cook for an additional 2 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • STEP 5.To serve, spoon the creamy grits onto plates and top with the southwestern shrimp mixture. Garnish with chopped cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
  • STEP 6.Enjoy the Southwestern Shrimp and Grits immediately while hot.

Cooking Tips

  • For extra flavor, you can cook the grits in chicken or vegetable broth instead of water.
  • Feel free to adjust the spice level by adding more or less chili powder and cumin.
  • Serve with a side of sautéed greens or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the shrimp and grits in a skillet over low heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime juice before serving.
Nutrition
value
477
calories per serving
22 g Fat24 g Protein45 g Carbs3 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    22g
  • Protein
    24g
  • Carbs
    45g
  • Fiber
    3g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    45g
  • Protein
    24g
  • Fiber
    3g

Fats

  • Fat
    22g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    309mg
  • Iron
    13mg
  • Vitamin A
    176mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    6mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    47mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    2mcg
  • Vitamin C
    56mg
  • Vitamin E
    2mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    61mg
  • Manganese
    1mg
  • Phosphorus
    287mg
  • Selenium
    37mcg
  • Zinc
    1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp