Shrimp and Grits- 311 calories

recipe shrimp and grits

Grits:

2 cups chicken broth
1 1/4 cup reduced fat milk
1 cup quick cooking grits (not instant)
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup Havarti cheese
1 Tbsp Pecorino cheese
1/2 Tbsp butter

Shrimp:

1 lb raw shrimp
Old Bay seasoning
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup minced shallots
2 oz deli ham, chopped up
1/2 cup canned fire roasted diced tomatoes
2/3 cup low sodium chicken broth can sub vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
lemon
1 tablespoon parsley
2 scallion chopped
Grits instructions: Bring milk, water, and broth to a boil, stir in grits, cover and reduce heat to low. Every 5 minutes or so, stir the grits and add water if grits aren’t smooth. I ended up adding about a cup of additional water. Cook for about 30 minutes. Stir in butter, cheese, and salt.

Shrimp instructions: Add 1 tsp of olive oil to frying pan, heat to medium high, add shrimp and sprinkle liberally with old bay seasoning. Turn shrimp after 1-2 minutes. Cook until shrimp are pink on both sides (~4 minutes). Add shallots and 1 tsp of olive oil. Cook 2-3 minutes. Add canned tomatoes, bay leaf and broth. Cook until most of the liquid evaporates, 5-10 minutes. Stir well then discard the bay leaf

Dish up 1 cup of grits and about 6 shrimp. Sprinkle with chopped scallions, parsley, and lemon.

Makes 4 servings

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