Gluten Free Creole-Style Shrimp and Grits

Gluten Free Creole-Style Shrimp and Grits
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells

  • 1 cup gluten-free yellow grits

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 12 ounce fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon gluten-free all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon salt-free Creole seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¾ cup reduced-sodium gluten-free chicken broth


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Prepare grits according to package directions. Cover and keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add asparagus, sweet pepper, onion, and garlic; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or just until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir flour, Creole seasoning, salt, and black pepper into vegetable mixture. Gradually stir in broth. Cook and stir over medium heat just until thickened and bubbly; reduce heat. Stir in shrimp. Simmer, covered, for 1 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, stirring once. Serve shrimp mixture over grits.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
5g Fat
43g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 899mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 44.3mg 222%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 450mg 10%
Folate, total 149.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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