Shrimp and Grits

 

INGREDIENTS:

For grits:

  • 1 cup grits
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ container Gordo’s Cheese Dip (Any Flavor)

For shrimp:

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound medium to large shrimp, peeled, rinsed, and patted dry

HOW TO PREPARE:

Prepare grits according to the package instructions. Stir in salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Allow grits to thicken. Add butter and allow to melt. Stir in cheese dip until smooth. Cover and keep warm until ready to add shrimp. For the shrimp, mix together paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic, red pepper, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Toss shrimp in spice mixture. Add olive oil to a medium skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp to the skillet. Cook shrimp for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until pink. Spoon shrimp and olive oil mixture over grits, top with chopped bacon. Enjoy.