Cajun Shrimp x Cheese Grits



I'm gonna be real with y'all: I didn't measure shit.


But because I love y'all, I revisited my footage and estimated how much of everything you'd need. Seriously, it's that good that I went through the trouble of figuring it out. Growing up in the Caribbean, I wasn’t introduced to grits. It wasn’t until I was in my late 20s that my best friend Jessica took me to Pappadeaux and put me on!


The entire thing probably took about 30 minutes to prepare and I can't wait for you guys to try this one and tell me what you think.


INGREDIENTS

SHRIMP SEASONING

▢ ½ teaspoon garlic powder

▢ ½ teaspoon onion powder

▢ ¼ teaspoon salt

▢ ¼ teaspoon black pepper

▢ ¼ teaspoon cajun seasoning

▢ ¼ teaspoon paprika


GRITS

▢ ¼ cup 5 minute grits

▢ ½ cup water

▢ ½ cup whole milk

▢ 1 tablespoon butter

▢ 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese (add more if you'd like)

▢ salt & pepper to taste


SHRIMP

▢ ½ lb of shrimp, shelled and deveined

▢ 1 tablespoon sofrito

▢ ¼ cup diced onion, green/red pepper

▢ ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

▢ ¼ teaspoon onion powder

▢ ¼ teaspoon salt

▢ ¼ teaspoon black pepper

▢ ¼ teaspoon paprika

▢ olive oil

▢ scallion for garnish


INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a small bowl, season shrimp and set aside.

  • In a small pot, combine water, milk, butter and cheese over low/medium heat.

  • Whisk until combined.

  • Add grits and whisk until thickened.

  • Set aside on low heat or warmer. Whisk occasionally.

  • In a medium skillet on low/medium heat 1 cap of olive oil.

  • Add diced onion and peppers, seasoning and sofrito. Set aside.

  • In same skillet, lower the heat and brown the shrimp, flipping occasionally.

  • Once cooked, combine with veggies and remove from heat.


ASSEMBLE THE DISH:

  • In a medium bowl spoon in grits.

  • Top with shrimp and veggies.

  • Sprinkle with scallions and enjoy!


Let me know what you think


Happy eating,

Glen

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