Low Carb Shrimp and Mock Cheese Grits

"Originally a Dana Carpenter recipe modified a bit with less cream cheese, cheese and butter. Absolutely delicious and pretty easy to throw together! My Dad was not one bit fooled by the "Grits" and since he doesn't like veggies he didn't eat that part. He loved the shrimp but DH and I loved the entire dish!"
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  • Cheese "grits":

  • Steam or microwave the cauliflower until it’s soft. Drain it thoroughly, and put it through the blender or food processor until it’s well pureed.
  • Add the butter and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Combine the pureed cauliflower, cream cheese, cheddar, Parmesan, and black pepper in a saucepan. Stir over low heat until smooth.
  • Shrimp:

  • Put chopped bacon in a skillet. Brown bacon and add mushrooms, tomatoes, lemon juice, garlic, and wine. Simmer until mushrooms are cooked.
  • Add the shrimp and cook until just done. Serve over grits.

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