Spicy Cajun Shrimp and White Cheddar Grits

with roasted peppers and mushrooms

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Medium

Contains: Milk, Peanuts, Shellfish

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In this dish, we offer you a mélange of flavors that naturally work well together. From the shrimp coated in our special smoky Cajun seasoning and accented with a red pepper and mushroom sauce, to the cheesy grits and crunchy peanut topping, you'll lap up every bit of this dish. Ain’t no shame in that game, either.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Green Onions
  • 4 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • 2 oz. Roasted Red Peppers
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ½ oz. Honey Roasted Peanuts
  • 8 oz. Shrimp
  • 1½ tsp. Cajun Seasoning
  • ½ cup Instant Grits
  • 2 oz. Shredded White Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 oz. Butter
  • 5½ fl. oz. Tomato Juice
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    508
  • Carbohydrates
    39g
  • Fat
    28g
  • Protein
    26g
  • Sodium
    1723mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

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

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
    1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim and thinly slice green onions. Quarter mushrooms. Cut roasted red peppers into ½" dice. Mince garlic. Coarsely chop peanuts. Pat shrimp dry, and season with ½ tsp. Cajun seasoning (reserve remaining for sauce) and a pinch of pepper.

  • Step 2 - Make the Grits
    2

    Make the Grits

    Stir in grits and ¼ tsp. salt to boiling water. Reduce heat to low and whisk constantly until grits are smooth, 3-4 minutes. Remove from burner and stir in cheese, half the green onions (reserve remaining for garnish), and half the butter (reserve remaining for sauce). Season to taste with pepper, cover, and set aside. If grits stiffen by the time you plate the dish, return to medium heat and whisk in 1 Tbsp. water at a time until desired consistency is reached.

  • Step 3 - Sear the Shrimp
    3

    Sear the Shrimp

    Place a medium non-stick pan over high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and shrimp to hot pan and cook until deeply caramelized and shrimp reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 1-2 minutes per side. Transfer shrimp to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • Step 4 - Cook the Mushrooms
    4

    Cook the Mushrooms

    Return pan used to cook shrimp to medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and mushrooms to hot pan and stir occasionally until mushrooms are browned and have released their liquid, 5-6 minutes.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Sauce
    5

    Finish the Sauce

    Add garlic to pan with mushrooms and cook 30 seconds. Add tomato juice and remaining Cajun seasoning (to taste) and cook 2 minutes. Add roasted red peppers, remaining butter, and shrimp and swirl to combine. Season to taste with pepper. Plate dish as pictured on front of card and garnish with remaining green onions and chopped peanuts. Bon appetit!