Cajun Shrimp and Grits



Cajun Shrimp and Grits

Spice up your culinary journey with our irresistible Cajun Shrimp and Grits recipe. This Southern classic meets bold Creole flavors in a dish that’s both comforting and exciting. Imagine plump, succulent shrimp coated in a rich medley of Cajun spices, served over a bed of creamy, cheesy grits that melt in your mouth. It’s a symphony of textures and tastes that dance together in every delightful bite.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup stone-ground grits
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Start by preparing the grits. In a saucepan, bring the chicken broth and heavy cream to a boil.
  2. Gradually whisk in the stone-ground grits, then reduce the heat to low.
  3. Cook the grits for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, until they are creamy and tender.
  4. Stir in the cheddar cheese, then cover the saucepan to keep the grits warm.
  5. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  6. Add the shrimp to the skillet and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
  7. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are pink and opaque.
  8. Serve the Cajun-spiced shrimp over a generous helping of creamy grits.
  9. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and freshness.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Indulge in the harmonious blend of Cajun flavors and Southern comfort with our Cajun Shrimp and Grits recipe. Plump shrimp meet creamy cheddar grits in this unforgettable dish.

Nutrition information: Calories: 380 | Fat: 22g | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 20g

Conjure up the spirit of the bayou and savor the warmth of the South with every forkful of our Cajun Shrimp and Grits. This recipe is a celebration of tradition and creativity, where culinary heritage meets modern palates. Treat yourself to a taste of Louisiana with this soulful dish that’s perfect for gatherings or a cozy night in. Experience comfort, flavor, and a touch of spice all in one plate.

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