Stir-Fry Shrimp with Cheesy Grits

Spicy shrimp is served with creamy grits and colorful sweet peppers to make this quick dinner. A cilantro vinaigrette finishes off the dish.

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Makes:
4 servings
Start to Finish:
25 mins
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Stir-Fry Shrimp with Cheesy Grits

Ingredients
2
red and/or yellow sweet peppers
1/2
cup quick cooking hominy grits
1/2
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (2 oz.)
1 1/2
pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
1/2
teaspoon chili powder
1/4
cup olive oil
1
cup cilantro sprigs
1
tablespoon cider vinegar
 
Lemon wedges and cilantro sprigs, optional

Directions

  1. Halve, seed, and coarsely chop peppers. In medium saucepan heat 1-34 cups water to boiling. Stir in grits and peppers. Return to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes, until most water is absorbed and grits are tender. Stir in cheese. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Cover; keep warm.
  2. In bowl toss shrimp with chili powder. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp are opaque.
  3. In food processor combine remaining oil, cilantro, vinegar, and 2 tablespoons water. Drizzle over shrimp and grits. Serve with lemon and cilantro. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Stir-Fry Shrimp with Cheesy Grits)
    Per serving:
  • 385 kcal cal.,
  • 21 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 10 g monounsatured fat),
  • 185 mg chol.,
  • 423 mg sodium,
  • 21 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 3 g sugar,
  • 29 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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