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.

Stir-Fry Shrimp with Cheesy Grits
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 red and/or yellow sweet peppers

  • ½ cup quick cooking hominy grits

  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (2 oz.)

  • 1 ½ pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 cup cilantro sprigs

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • Lemon wedges and cilantro sprigs, optional


  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 (per serving)

385 Calories
21g Fat
21g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Sodium 423mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 96.8mg 484%
Calcium 171.6mg 13%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
Potassium 394mg 8%
Folate, total 80.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*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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