Low Carb Shrimp & Grits (THM S)
Shrimp and grits is one of my favorite summertime throw-together meals. It comes together quickly, uses simple ingredients, and has all the scrumptiousness of something that takes all day to cook.
For this meal, start with simmering the vegetable mixture. It takes a few minutes for the flavors to develop and reduce slightly.
Next, start crisping the bacon - trust me, you don't want to skip it. That crispy bacon topping is EVER-Y-THANG.
Steam the cauli grits next.
And finish by sautéing the shrimp in the same pan where you cooked the bacon. The bacon drippings help get a nice, fried char on the shrimp.
Finish up the cauli grits, and you're done!
Plate it by heaping a big pile of grits into a bowl, followed by the pepper and tomato mixture, then a few shrimp, and throw on some crispy bacon.
The grits provide a creamy pillow for the veggies, then the shrimp and bacon provide a crispy, slightly smoky bite.
I make this often during the summer months because it's easy and kids and adults alike will gulp it down.