Super Simple Shrimp and Grits

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From the first time I had shrimp and grits in Wilmington, NC, I was hooked. Whenever I see it on a menu, it's just hard to resist. The first time I made them, I thought it was a lot of work and a lot of added fats. This recipe is a simplified version that still has all those great flavors (with less fat of course.) I hope you enjoy!

Super Simple Shrimp and Grits

Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 408kcal
Author: SatMorning21

Ingredients

Grits

  • 1 cup Yellow corn grits
  • 3 cup Water
  • 1/4 T Salt

Creamy Shrimp

  • 28 Shrimp
  • 10 oz Turkey Kielbasa
  • 3 TB Butter
  • 2 T Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1.5 Tb Flour
  • 1.5 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 TB Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 T Salt

Garnish

  • 4 Stalks Green onion finely chopped

Instructions

  • Heat large pan over medium and add 1 TB butter to melt.
  • Add the kielbasa and shrimp and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the remaining butter and melt.
  • Sprinkle in the flour and Old Bay. Coat all the kielbasa and shrimp and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add in the chicken broth and still well to mix. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • For the grits. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil, and then add the grits and salt. This is a quick cook, so it should only take 5 minutes.
  • Add the heavy cream and salt. Stir well and cook for 5-8 minutes. Add more broth if it becomes to thick, you want it to be a sauce like consistency.
  • To plate, scoop some of the grits into a bowl, and then cover with the shrimp and kielbasa. Sprinkle with a little green onion.

Nutrition

Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 2895mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 649IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 10mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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