Shrimp & Grits Recipe

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Shrimp & Grits
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  1. For grits: Bring 3 cups water to a simmer in a large saucepan. Gradually whisk in grits. Turn heat to low; gently simmer until grits begin to thicken. Continue cooking, stirring often and adding water by 1/4 cupfuls if too thick, until tender, about 1 hour. Stir in cheese, butter, and jalapeño, then cream. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.
  2. For shrimp: Meanwhile, heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add tasso; sauté until fat begins to render, about 5 minutes (if tasso is very lean, add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet). Add garlic and 1 tablespoon butter; stir until butter melts. Add shrimp. When garlic begins to brown, add beer and chicken stock. Simmer until shrimp is cooked through, about 2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat; set aside.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoom butter to skillet; swirl to melt and cover bottom of pan. Crack eggs into pan and cook until whites are just set but yolks are still runny, about 3 minutes.
  4. Divide grits among bowls, forming a well in center. Spoon shrimp mixture into center of grits. Top with egg. Sprinkle tarragon over.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1437.48 Kcal (6018 kJ)
Calories from fat 925.69 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 102.85g 158%
Cholesterol 457.98mg 153%
Sodium 2175.71mg 91%
Potassium 267.45mg 6%
Total Carbs 84.25g 28%
Sugars 0.59g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3.51g 14%
Protein 31.4g 63%
Vitamin C 5.2mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 20%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Calcium 313.2mg 31%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 77.06 Kcal (323 kJ)
Calories from fat 49.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.51g 158%
Cholesterol 24.55mg 153%
Sodium 116.64mg 91%
Potassium 14.34mg 6%
Total Carbs 4.52g 28%
Sugars 0.03g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.19g 14%
Protein 1.68g 63%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 9%
Iron 0.2mg 20%
Calcium 16.8mg 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 36.6
  • 38

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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