Healthy Shrimp and Pimento Cheese Grits Recipe

If you are a seafood lover then you must have tried and experimented with shrimps and various flavours. Have you ever tried making pimento cheese grits with shrimps? If not then do try out this super easy and delicious recipe that will definitely win your heart and you will end up making it for every occasion. But, there has always been a ‘but’ with shrimp recipes i.e. shrimps give out their best flavours in dishes when they are purchased from the best shrimp exporters. So if you follow as we have mentioned here then be assured that this recipe will be ready to earn praises from everyone.

Ingredients required:

  • Medium grind grits – 1 cup
  • Pimento cheese- 1 cup
  • Sambal oelek divided – 4 teaspoon
  • Olive oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Shrimp deveined, peeled – 1 pound
  • Chopped Parsley leaves -1/2 cup
  • Fresh lime juice -2 teaspoon
  • Thick cut bacon crosswise into ¼ inch strip – 4 ounces (optional)
  • Salt and pepper as per taste

Follow the steps below for preparation of the awesome dish:

Step 1

In a medium bowl add 4 cups of water to it add 2 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Bring them to boil on a medium heat. Whisk in grits. Reduce the flame to medium – low, cover and cook by whisking it occasionally, until grits are thicker, tender and creamy for at least 10-12 minutes. Stir in cheese and 2 teaspoon sambal oelek and cook. Give them a good mix until the cheese melts and the mixture turns smooth. Season it with salt and pepper. Cover and remove the pan from heat.

Step 2

Meanwhile in  another  pan heat oil on a medium it and if you are using bacon , then cook them on a medium heat and keep stirring them occasionally until they turn crispy and golden brown.

Step 3

Now it is turn for the shrimps to get cook and in the same process cook the shrimps until they turn light brown on one side. Now flip them and cook them on the other side too. Cut the shrimps into half. Now return the shrimps to the same bowl and add parsley, lime juice, bacon (if using) and remaining 2 teaspoon sambal oelek. Toss them so that they get mixed properly. Season them with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Divide grits mixture among bowls and top with shrimp mixture on it and serve them hot.

This recipe has been made up by using bacon also. So if you do not want to use bacon in your recipe you can even just use the shrimps simply to make this dish. The cheese used in the shrimp and pimento cheese grits imparts a cheesy flavour to the dish thereby making it exceptionally delicious. Best shrimp and Prawn exporters can help you out more in making your dish a wonderful one as they provide you with the fresh shrimps that simply makes your dish more and more tempting.

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