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Spicy Shrimp and Grits

Spicy Shrimp and Grits

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 404
Spicy Shrimp and Grits
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 40


  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 404 cal., 13 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 40 g carb. (3 g fiber), 31 g pro.

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