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Spicy Shrimp and Grits

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Makes: 4 servings Prep 15 mins Cook 15 mins View Nutrition Facts


  • 1 cup  quick-cooking grits
  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto, cut into thin strips
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup  canned diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 tablespoons  dried oregano
  • 1 pound  large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 2 cups  loosely packed arugula
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)


1. Bring 4 1/2 cups of salted water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Whisk in the grits; reduce heat to medium low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil, onion, prosciutto and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, oregano and shrimp. Cook until shrimp are opaque, about 4 minutes. Add the arugula; cook 1 minute.

3. Place grits on plates; top with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper if using.

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karentorres4 wrote:

What is the arugula for????

6/4/2013 10:48:56 AM Report Abuse
jennifer.breitling wrote:

Polenta is a replacement for grits.

3/15/2013 09:49:06 AM Report Abuse
zl3kd wrote:

For your readers in New zealand, what are "grits" and do you know of an equivalent. Kiwi George

11/5/2012 02:46:55 AM Report Abuse
yamalo82 wrote:

Drives me nuts they never include what the sodium content is LOL! I have to watch that with every recipe. I mean you can kind of tell but still.. Pretty please :-)

6/28/2012 11:42:18 AM Report Abuse
lynn_main_121 wrote:

they do, you just have to click on view nutrition facts and they all pop up!

4/18/2012 08:51:56 AM Report Abuse

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