Smoky Shrimp With Creamy Grits

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I crave these grits!! They remind me of a side dish at one of my favorite restaurants back home, Zea's. The chipotle chiles and the fire roasted tomatoes give this dish the smoky/spicy flavor. Nicely balanced by the creamy grits. Adapted from Cooking Club of America.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 3-quart saucepan, heat water, salt and creamed corn to a boil.
  2. With a wire whisk, gradually beat in grits. Return to a boil, beating constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5-7 min, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese until well combined. Cover and keep warm.
  5. Meanwhile, in a 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium high heat.
  6. Add garlic; cook and stir about 2 minute or until lightly browned.
  7. Add shrimp; cook and stir 4-6 min or just until shrimp are pink.
  8. Stir in seafood seasoning, chipotle chiles and tomatoes.
  9. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered 2-3 min or until tomatoes are thoroughly heated.
  10. Divide grits mixture evenly among individual large soup bowls and spoon shrimp mixture evenly over top.