So the Fiance and I were trying to figure out what to have for dinner, and he volunteered shrimp and grits. Perfect! We wanted something quick and easy, as we had spent a good part of the day outside target shooting on the farm. Side note: I have realized 9mm’s are not for me, I will SO stick with anything that shoots a .22!
I had remembered this recipe from The Caramel Jar (recipe here) that I had recently pinned, and decided to make the grits like the recipe. However, when we went to the grocery store — I never looked up the recipe. I knew I had grits and a brick of cream cheese in my farm kitchen. No need to look anything up…..well that was wrong. As you can see if you click the recipe — it takes heavy cream, whole milk, and she used stone ground grits. So what is a girl to do…find something comparable and swap! Not to mention that I’ve recently started Weight Watchers and I DO NOT want to know how much one serving of The Caramel Jar’s grits would be! [Though I did happily find out that there are activity points to be had from my shooting outing. I stand while I shoot (be it a handgun or my rifel), and I do try to move about a bit to get better at hitting the target! Yay activity points!]
So I doctored a Tase of Home (recipe here) since I had most of those ingredients in our pantry or basement stockpile. Here were our changes:
So we ended up just scooping some of the thick and creamy grits into a bowl, and topping them with the shrimp and a spoon full or so of the softened garlic/shallots mix. And the entire meal took about 20 minutes or so.
So this is what it turned into — a delicious melty mix of what virtually is a shrimp scampi (what I counted it in my points tracker as — that would be 7 Weight Watchers Plus Points for 6 Medium Shrimp (our shrimp were small, and small wasn’t an option, so I made a best guess) and creamy and cheesy grits (from the nutritional values given on the Taste of Home website that equals to 7 Weight Watchers Plus Points).
If you try it let me know what you think and what you changed (if anything!).