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Charleston Shrimp and Grits - Healthy
« on: July 12, 2017, 07:57:53 am »

Total:25 minActive: 15 min
Yield: 4 servings
Level: Easy
Nutrition Info

Charleston Shrimp and Grits
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Recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen

Charleston Shrimp and Grits
Total:25 minActive: 15 min
Yield: 4 servings
Level: Easy
Nutrition Info

1 tablespoon olive oil
3 Canadian bacon slices, chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half (or use low-fat)
3/4 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
3/4 cup quick-cooking grits
Chopped scallions (dark green tops only), for serving


In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the bacon, onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the white wine and let it bubble until it is mostly evaporated, about 1 minute.

In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of the chicken broth and stir until dissolved. Add the remaining broth to the skillet along with the half-and-half and the cornstarch mixture. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes, until slightly thickened. Add the shrimp and cook until opaque, about 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the grits according to the package directions.

Serve the shrimp and sauce over the grits and top with the scallions.

Recipe courtesy Bobby Deen for Food Network Magazine
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