Sautéed garlicky cherry tomatoes add a pop of sweet and tangy flavor to this luscious cheesy shrimp and grits recipe.

EatingWell Magazine, November 2020


Recipe Summary

30 mins
40 mins

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  • Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Slowly add grits and whisk to combine. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and thickened, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Cover and set aside.

  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until they start to give off their juices, 2 to 3 minutes. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer. Cover and cook until the tomatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Add scallion whites and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir the tomato mixture into the grits.

  • Pat shrimp dry. Wipe out the pan, add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Cook, flipping once, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in wine and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Serve the shrimp over the grits, sprinkled with scallion greens.

Nutrition Facts

3 oz. shrimp & 1 1/4 cups grits
512 calories; fat 20g; cholesterol 187mg; sodium 550mg; carbohydrates 47g; dietary fiber 4g; protein 36g; sugars 5g; niacin equivalents 6.3mg; saturated fat 7g; vitamin a iu 1742IU.