This Spicy Thai Shrimp & Grits

This Spicy Thai Shrimp & Grits is the ultimate comfort food. A southern classic made with rich and spicy flavors that takes 15 minutes to make.

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

 

Ingredients

  • 2 packages shrimp, thawed
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. lime zest
  • ½ cup quick cooking grits
  • 2 cups water
  • Optional: sliced chili peppers for serving

 

How to Make It

  1. Heat a skillet to medium heat and add the extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Place the chili powder, paprika, cumin and garlic powder in a bowl. Mix together then add the shrimp and coat it liberally with the seasoning.
  3. Add the shrimp to the skillet in a single layer. Cook the shrimp 2-3 minutes then flip and cook another 2-3 minutes then remove from the heat.
  4. While the shrimp is cooking, start the grits by adding the grits and water to a pan and bring to a boil. Whisk the grits together as it boils to fully incorporate into the water.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and cover, cooking another 5 minutes until thick.
  6. Divide the grits into 2 bowls, top each bowl with half the shrimp. Add lime zest over the shrimp and grits. Serve with sliced chili peppers as desired.


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