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.
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
Heat a skillet to medium heat and add the extra virgin olive oil.
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.
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.
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.
Reduce the heat to low and cover, cooking another 5 minutes until thick.
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.