In honor of National Shrimp Day (this Sunday), we rolled out the red carpet for our favorite sea-critters. And then we ate them. Check out our new recipe makeover, product picks, and killer recipe round-up...
Shrimp & Grits... for Hungry Chicks!
PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe, 1 large serving): 380 calories, 8g fat, 900mg sodium, 40g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 1g sugars, 40g protein -- PointsPlus® value 10*
Everyone's CRAZY about this recipe made popular by Paula Deen, but it has about 670 calories and 38g fat per serving! Ours is sooo good (yet guilt-free), even Paula Deen herself would love it, y'all...
For Shrimp 8 oz. raw shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined, patted dry 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions (white and green parts) 2 tbsp. precooked real crumbled bacon (like the kind by Hormel) 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. minced garlic Optional: Tabasco sauce
Directions: In a medium pot, bring 2 cups water to a boil on the stove. Add grits and salt and stir well. Reduce heat to lowest setting. Stirring occasionally, cook until water has been absorbed, about 6 - 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese, cheese wedge, and butter. Cover and set aside until ready to serve.
Bring a large pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Add shrimp and cook until pink and just done, about 3 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking. Add scallions, parsley, lemon juice, and garlic. If you like, add a dash or two of Tabasco. Stir well and remove from heat.
Serve grits topped with shrimp and bacon. Eat up, y'all!
MAKES 2 SERVINGS
A Few of Our Faves
Shrimpy standouts from emails past...
Gorton's Grilled Shrimp, Classic Grilled - If you love shrimp but not all the prep work, this find is for you. Here are perfectly seasoned shrimp that go with everything. (They're kinda like the little black dress of the sea in that way.) Click here & scroll to the "Multi-Serving Options" for our glowing review and all the nutritional info.
Kahiki Pork & Shrimp Egg Rolls - These nuke-n-chew crispy egg rolls are the perfect swap for those greasy pork-filled ones served at Chinese eateries everywhere. Not quite as good as our own Shrimpylicious Egg Rolls, but super-convenient and good for a pork fix!
Contessa Shrimp Stir-Fry - Ooh, breakthrough frozen food find, people! Beauteous shrimp all sealed up with a fantastic variety of veggies and a tasty oriental-style sauce that comes in its own little packet. And no carb-heavy noodles in sight. Yay!
CP Shrimp Wonton Soup - Shrimp takes pork's place in this crazy-good nukeable wonton soup. Hard to find, but worth the search!!! Click here for the 411 on this very special soup. (Warning: NOT for serious sodium-counters.)
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