Hold the grits and more shrimp please! Just kidding. I am a huge shrimp lover, but despite that I still need equal amounts of both! The creamy grits go hand in hand with the flavorful shrimp just like a PB & J. You can’t have peanut butter without the jelly on your sandwich! This dish works the same way. Creamy cheddar grits and plump juicy shrimp just make my world go round with each bite I take! I can guarantee that you will find me curled up on the couch with my favorite blanket, my favorite show on and a big ole bowl of this in my hand every other week this winter season.
The simplicity of this dish is astounding. There are truly only two main ingredients to make this dish what it is: shrimp and corn grits. All of the other ingredients in between are what help make it come to life. But, not only do the ingredients make it simple, the cooking method and time it takes to prepare contribute to it as well.
So, how tasty and simple can this be? Well I will be happy to tell you! Cajun seasoning with fresh squeezed lime juice on the shrimp gets cooked to perfection in no more than 6 minutes then tossed with crisp corn pieces cut off the cob and then lays on a bed of freshly grated cheddar cheese, freshly minced oregano and spices are added to the grits to make them creamy with subtle hints of texture throughout.
My mouth is watering as we speak! It’s truly such a dreamy and it’s one that isn’t too heavy despite its creamy texture. I can guarantee this will satisfy any cold weather cozy meal craving that arises. Plus, you will find that no matter if it’s a weekday, weekend, you are hosting or it’s a casual night in that this dish is perfect for any occasion during these cold weather months.
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The holidays are over, but the winter season is still here. I don’t know about you, but I still crave cozy meals such as this one. You bet this shrimp and cheddar corn grits is definitely at the top of my list this winter season.
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