Jalapeño Popper Shrimp and Grits

with poblano pepper and corn

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Medium

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Shellfish

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Shrimp and grits has all the tradition, a South Carolina low country staple. Jalapeño poppers have the pizzazz, standing atop many an appetizer menu around the country with its cheesy heat. Marry the two and you've got popping (get it) flavor added to a classic preparation, bringing the best out of both partners. Tip: Easier way to mince cilantro? Gather them all in one hand and lay on the cutting board. Use your knife in a rocking motion to cut, then turn 90 degrees and repeat until the herbs are properly minced!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • ½ tsp. Seasoned Salt Blend
  • ½ oz. Cilantro
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    ½ oz. Crispy Jalapeños
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    3 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
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    2 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 5 oz. Corn Kernels
  • 2 Green Onions
  • ½ cup Instant Grits
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
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    8 oz. Shrimp

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    566
  • Carbohydrates
    53g
  • Fat
    27g
  • Protein
    33g
  • Sodium
    1652mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem poblano pepper, seed, and cut into ½" dice. Poblano peppers can vary in spice level; most are mild, but a few can be quite hot. Wash hands and cutting board after prepping. Mince cilantro (no need to stem). Trim and thinly slice green onions. Pat shrimp dry. If using scallops, follow same instructions. If using 16 oz. shrimp, follow same instructions and season with a pinch of salt.

  • 2

    Cook the Grits

    Once water is boiling, stir in grits. Reduce heat to low and stir constantly until grits are smooth, 3-4 minutes. Add cheddar, cream cheese, corn, green onions, and seasoned salt. Stir constantly until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Remove from burner. Cover and set aside. If grits stiffen, return to medium heat and stir in water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

  • 3

    Cook the Peppers

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add poblano peppers and a pinch of salt to hot pan and stir occasionally until beginning to soften, 2-3 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high.

  • 4

    Cook the Shrimp

    Working in batches if needed, add shrimp to pan and stir occasionally until shrimp reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 3-5 minutes. Remove from burner. If using scallops, cook until scallops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 1-2 minutes per side.

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    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping grits with shrimp and poblano and garnishing with cilantro and crispy jalapeños (to taste). Bon appétit!

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