In addition to being a low-calorie, low-carb source of protein, shrimp is a great source of vitamin B12, selenium and iron. B12 is essential for brain health. Low levels of B12 are strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease. Iron increases the oxygen flow to the brain. And, there are studies that show astaxthanin, an antioxidant found in shrimp, helps with comprehension, memory and concentration.
COOKING TIME: 10 minutes
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
SERVING SIZE: 1 cup
YIELD: 4 Servings
1/4 tsp. Red pepper or Cayenne pepper Adjust to taste
1/2 tbsp. Paprika
3/4 tsp. Black pepper
1 tsp. Oregano
1 tsp. Dried thyme
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
1/2 tbsp. whole wheat flour, pastry, organic
1 1/2 pt. Water
3/4 c. corn grits, dry fast cooking but NOT instant
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
2/3 c. Cheese, cheddar sharp, shredded
1 lb shrimp, large, raw or frozen - deveined
1 1/2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. Garlic finely minced
1/2 c. Green onions chopped - white and green parts
1/4 c. Whole Milk with added Vitamin D
Mix all seasoning ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Bring water and salt to a boil. Turn heat to low and slowly add grits.
Cook on low, stirring until thickened - about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat, add shredded cheese, cover with tight-fitting lid to keep warm.
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add EVOO and heat until glistening. Add garlic and saute until fragrant - about 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, season shrimp with cajun seasoning, ensuring all shrimp is well coated.
Add shrimp to heated skillet and cook, turning once until shrimp is firm and opaque. Add milk and stir until sauce thickens (this will happen quickly - about 1-2 minutes). Remove from heat. Plate by topping grits with cajun shrimp. Sprinkle green onions on top.
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