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Easy Shrimp and Grits

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Here's a classic that you'll love.
Ingredients
For grits
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Grits 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Quick cooking)
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Sharp cheddar cheese 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
For gravy
  Shrimp 2 Pound, peeled and deveined
  Lemon 1 , juice extracted
  Tobasco sauce 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bacon slices 6 , cut into 1/8 inch squares
  Onion 1 , finely diced
  Red bell pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
  Celery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
  Garlic cloves 2 , minced
  Green onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tobasco sauce 1 Dash
  Worcestershire sauce To Taste
  Salt To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large mixing bowl, place shrimps, drizzle lemon juice and tobasco sauce and toss to combine.
2. In a saucepan, boil water, add grits gradually, whisking constantly. Cook it on medium-low heat for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add butter, cheese and a dash of tosbasco sauce to the grits mixture.
4. In a heated skillet, transfer bacon, cook for about 5 minutes, until brown but not crisp. Add onion, red bell pepper, celery and garlic, saute for 5 to 10 minutes until nicely wilted.
5. Add green onion and flour, cook on medium low heat for another 5 minutes.
6. Pour in chicken stock, and cook further 5 minutes.
7. Add shrimp mixture and stir to incorporate. Season with Worcestershire sauce. Saute for another 4 to 5 minutes.

SERVING
8. In serving plate, pour the grits mixture, top with the shrimp gravy and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Channel: 
DiabeticLiving
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Saute
Dish: 
Gravy
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Interest: 
Party
Restriction: 
High Protein, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4
If you can get fresh shrimps, try making this Easy shrimp and grits recipe with chef Scott. His recipe is very simple yet he takes extra care to make sure the taste of shrimps is not over powered by bacon which is also a key ingredient in this dish. He curries the shrimps with chopped tomatoes, celery and garlic. Shrimps served over grits makes a delicious meal to serve yourself or your family.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 751 Calories from Fat 273

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g50.8%

Saturated Fat 16.9 g84.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 430.8 mg143.6%

Sodium 929.6 mg38.7%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.5%

Dietary Fiber 4 g15.9%

Sugars 3.6 g

Protein 67 g133.5%

Vitamin A 39.3% Vitamin C 58.6%

Calcium 53.8% Iron 42.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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