Cumin seeds--toasted to bring out their deep aroma and slightly nutty flavor--add a savory note to the citrus-infused marinade in this shrimp and grits recipe.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact (if desired). In a medium bowl, combine lime peel, lime juice, oil, garlic and crushed red pepper. Add shrimp; toss gently to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 to 45 minutes.

  • In a dry medium saucepan, heat cumin seeds over medium heat about 1 minute or until aromatic, stirring frequently. Carefully add broth and the water; stir in grits. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture reaches desired consistency, stirring occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add undrained shrimp to skillet. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, turning occasionally.

  • Divide cooked grits among shallow serving bowls; top with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with mango and sweet pepper. If desired, garnish with parsley and serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

248.4 calories; protein 21g 42% DV; carbohydrates 28.9g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 1.7g 7% DV; sugars 5.2g; fat 5.4g 8% DV; saturated fat 0.6g 3% DV; cholesterol 129.3mg 43% DV; vitamin a iu 940.1IU 19% DV; vitamin c 36.1mg 60% DV; folate 15.6mcg 4% DV; calcium 55.1mg 6% DV; iron 3mg 17% DV; magnesium 38mg 14% DV; potassium 255.6mg 7% DV; sodium 364.8mg 15% DV.