Garlicky Shrimp and Parmesan Grits


by: Lacycakes

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


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serves: 2

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

1/4 juice of lemon, plus wedges for serving

1 tablespoon roughly chopped parsley



Nutrition Facts
Garlicky Shrimp and Parmesan Grits

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories: 306

  • Total Fat: 21.5 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 12.8 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 197.4 mg
  • Sodium: 2204 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.2 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  •     Sugars: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 20.1 g

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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 sauté 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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