Who doesn’t love Bacon? I really like using it outside of breakfast and mixed with vegetables so I can call it healthy. This meal is delicious and so worth making bacon at night! Now that it is nice and cold out I love the comfort food feel of grits.
Bacon & Shrimp Grits: Serves 4
1C Grits (not instant!)
1lbs Shrimp – Peeled & De-veined
6 Slices Bacon
1 Small Zucchini – Chopped
1tsp Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
In a sauce pot bring the water to a boil, whisk in the grits and bring down to a simmer, allow the grits to thicken, stirring a few times a minute. Add the milk once the grits have thickened with some salt and pepper and bring back to a low boil/simmer. Continue to stir once every few minutes until the grits have thickened again, taste test to see if you need to add more salt / pepper (I always need more salt!) then add the butter and let it melt into the grits.
While the grits are cooking brown up the bacon, drain the grease from the pan once cooked then add the zucchini with some salt and pepper and cook for 5-6 minutes until tender. Remove to the side. Add the olive oil and shrimp to the pan with some salt and pepper and cook for 3-4 minutes until the shrimp are fully cooked through. Now add the shrimp to the zucchini and crumble the bacon into the bowl and give it a toss.
Place a scoop of grits in a bowl, top with the shrimp mixture and enjoy!
WW: 11 Points Plus / serving