Stir-Fry Shrimp with Cheesy Grits Recipe

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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.

  • 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 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup cilantro sprigs
  • 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • Lemon wedges and cilantro sprigs, optional
  • Halve, seed, and coarsely chop peppers. In medium saucepan heat 1-3/4 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Calories 385, Total Fat 21 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Monounsaturated Fat 10 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 185 mg, Sodium 423 mg, Carbohydrate 21 g, Total Sugar 3 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 29 g. Daily Values: Vitamin C 164%, Calcium 17%, Iron 25%.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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