Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bobby’s Lighter Shrimp and Grits


By Bobby Deen
293 Fewer Calories
34 g Less Fat

Ingredients
1/4 cup Canadian bacon, diced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 dozen large shrimp, peeled and de-veined, with tails on
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can petite-cut diced tomatoes
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon hot sauce
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
3 cups water
3/4 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


Instructions
Add bacon to a nonstick skillet and saute over medium heat until crisp.  Transfer the bacon to a plate; set aside. Add the oil to the skillet and set over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes. 

Add the shrimp and garlic to the skillet and cook, stirring, until the shrimp being to turn pink, about 1 – 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl; set aside. Add the tomatoes, wine, hot sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil, stirring constantly to scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the flavors are blended and the sauce begins to thicken, about 6 – 8 minutes. Return the bacon and shrimp to the skillet. Stir in the half-and-half; heat through.

Meanwhile, bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Slowly whisk in the grits, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Serve the shrimp mixture over the grits. Sprinkle with the chives.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time:  20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: 4 servings  (PER SERVING: 1 cup shrimp mixture w/ 1/4 cup grits)
Per Serving: 222 Cal (20% from Fat, 42% from Protein, 38% from Carb); 23 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 21 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 7 g Sugar; 79 mg Calcium; 6 mg Iron; 1253 mg Sodium; 109 mg Cholesterol