*Recipe* SHRIMP!

I’m a major fan of shrimp. Cooking Light has a fantastic collection of low-calorie recipes posted here. Here’s one that stands out as extra tempting!

Spicy Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Spicy Shrimp and Grits

Crank up the heat (in your weeknight meal, that is!) and serve a spicy version of this Southern favorite.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 4 slices applewood-smoked bacon
  • 1 pound peeled, deveined large shrimp
  • 1 cup thinly vertically sliced white onion
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce or chopped chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground or crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup green onion strips

Preparation

  • 1. Combine milk, water, butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer; gradually add grits, stirring constantly with a whisk. Reduce heat to medium; cook 4 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cheese.
  • 2. While grits cook, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings; crumble bacon. Add shrimp to drippings in pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove shrimp from pan. Add white onion to pan; sauté 1 minute. Stir in bacon, tomatoes, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; sauté 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add shrimp, pepper sauce, and red pepper; cook 1 minute or until shrimp are heated. Serve over grits; sprinkle with green onions.

David Bonom, Cooking Light 
MARCH 2010

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving

  • Calories: 510
  • Fat: 15.9g
  • Saturated fat: 7.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Protein: 41.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.5g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 206mg
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Sodium: 972mg
  • Calcium: 481mg
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