Recipes ofKurt Dixon

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Body Refined, a Health & Wellness practice


Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Total time
30 minutes
Preparation time
15 minutes

Speedy comfort food at its best! Perfectly lemony-garlicky, buttery shrimp cooked so so quickly, served with the creamiest grits!

or3/4 cup instant grits
orKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
or1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
or3 tablespoons unsalted butter
or1 1/4 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
or2 large cloves garlic, minced
orPinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
orJuice of 1/2 lemon, plus wedges for serving
or2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley
Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat, covered.
Uncover and slowly whisk in the grits, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the Parmesan and 1 tablespoon butter. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.
Meanwhile, season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, garlic and cayenne, if using, and cook, tossing, until the shrimp are pink, 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove from the heat and add 2 tablespoons water, the lemon juice and parsley; stir to coat the shrimp with the sauce and season with salt and pepper.
Divide the grits among shallow bowls and top with the shrimp and sauce. Serve with lemon wedges.
Nutritional information
Per 100 gPer Serving (183 g)% DRI
Energy162 kcal295 kcal15 %
Fat6 g12 g18 %
Fatty acids, total saturated4 g7 g34 %
Cholesterol104 mg190 mg63 %
Sodium461 mg843 mg35 %
Carbohydrate14 g26 g9 %
Sugars0 g0 gremove
Fiber0 g1 g3 %
Protein12 g22 gremove