Saturday, September 5, 2009

Shrimp and Grits

For Grits
1/2 cup quick-cooking grits
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
1 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread
dash salt

For Shrimp
8 oz. raw shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined, patted dry
1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions (white and green parts)
2 tbsp. precooked real crumbled bacon
1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
Optional: Tabasco sauce

In a medium pot, bring 2 cups water to a boil on the stove. Add grits and salt and stir well. Reduce heat to lowest setting. Stirring occasionally, cook until water has been absorbed, about 6 - 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese, cheese wedge, and butter. Cover and set aside until ready to serve.

Bring a large pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Add shrimp and cook until pink and just done, about 3 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking. Add scallions, parsley, lemon juice, and garlic. If you like, add a dash or two of Tabasco. Stir well and remove from heat.

Serve grits topped with shrimp and bacon.

PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe, 1 large serving): 380 calories, 8g fat, 900mg sodium, 40g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 1g sugars, 40g protein -- POINTS® value 8*

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