1 pound unpeeled, medium-size raw shrimp (4 1/50 count)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Vegetable cooking spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
2 cups firmly packed fresh baby spinach
How to Make It
Prepare Parmesan Grits: Bring 1/2 tsp. salt and 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually whisk in grits. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes or until thickened. Whisk in cheese and pepper. Keep warm.
Prepare Creamy Shrimp Sauce: Peel shrimp; devein, if desired. Sprinkle shrimp with pepper and 1/8 tsp. salt. Cook in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes on each side or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove from skillet. Reduce heat to medium. Add oil; heat 30 seconds. Whisk in flour; cook 30 seconds to 1 minute. Whisk in broth and next 5 ingredients; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in shrimp and spinach; cook 1 minute or until spinach is slightly wilted. Serve immediately over grits.
Note: Nutritional analysis includes 1/2 cup grits and about 1/3 cup sauce.
I made this using shrimp stock instead of water and chicken broth. Just bought shrimp with the heads on and used the heads and peels to make stock. It was outstanding! My fiance was so impressed by this dinner. Thanks for a great recipe! :)
Took my brand new SL October issue to my Mom's over the weekend. When I saw the recipe and that is was a lighter healthy version - we decided to make this dish. It was absolutely fabulous and very easy to make. My brother happened to be visiting also and said this recipe is definitely a keeper.
YUMMY! I thought it should be 5 star, but my husband voted for 4 star. Neither of us have any experience with grits, so I probably didn't cook it right; they were kinda runny, but tasted delicious. The shrimp, though, was killer! This was easy, fast and very good. Served with a simple salad. Good meal!
This was the most amazing dish! My family is made up of a lot of great cooks... REALLY GREAT cooks... and this one made everyone's 5 Star status! If you're looking for a beautiful and delicious dish that is sure to please the most discriminating guests, look no further. I sound like a paid reviewer and this is the first time I've written a review... I just couldn't let this one go without notice. It was wonderful!
Very good, and only took 35 minutes start to finish (which included shelling the shrimp). I will definitely add this to our weeknight rotation. Have to admit, though... I added some extra parmesan cheese and about a 1/4 cup of my kids' whole milk to make the grits creamier. And a couple dashes of hot sauce. So a little extra fat... but not too much. Still very healthy!