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Smoky Shrimp with Creamy Grits

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Smoky Shrimp with Creamy Grits
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4
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Chipotle chiles are dried smoked jalapeño chiles. Their presence gives this dish the smoky and hot spicy flavor, which is nicely balanced by the creamy grits.
Updated Jan 29, 2008
Bake-Off® Contest 42, 2006
Bake-Off® Contest 42, 2006
Lillian Jagendorf
New York, New York

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 can (14.75 oz) cream style sweet corn
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quick-cooking corn grits
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions (8 medium)
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (from 6-oz container)
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can), finely chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained

Steps

  • 1
    In 3-quart saucepan, heat water, salt and corn to boiling. With wire whisk, gradually beat in grits. Return to boiling, beating constantly. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in onions and cream cheese until well combined. Cover; keep warm.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch heavy skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir about 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Add shrimp; cook and stir 4 to 6 minutes or just until shrimp are pink. Stir in seafood seasoning, chipotle chiles and tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium; simmer uncovered 2 to 3 minutes or until tomatoes are thoroughly heated.
  • 3
    Divide grits mixture evenly among individual large soup bowls; spoon shrimp mixture evenly over top.

Nutrition Information

500 Calories, 19g Total Fat, 33g Protein, 49g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
170
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
290mg
96%
Sodium
1710mg
71%
Potassium
470mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3g
15%
Sugars
8g
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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