Spicy Cajun Shrimp and White Cheddar Grits

with roasted peppers and mushrooms

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

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 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)

  • 1 tsp. Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 Green Onions
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    1 oz. Butter
  • 4 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • 3 oz. Roasted Red Peppers
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    ½ oz. Honey Roasted Peanuts
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    8 oz. Shrimp
  • ½ cup Instant Grits
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    2 oz. Shredded White Cheddar Cheese
  • 5½ fl. oz. Tomato Juice

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    598
  • Carbohydrates
    41g
  • Fat
    31g
  • Protein
    29g
  • Sodium
    1720mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

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

Before You Cook

  • 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

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

  • 2

    Make the Grits

    Once water is boiling, stir in grits and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to low and stir 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 are too thick, stir in 1 Tbsp. warm water.

  • 3

    Sear the Shrimp

    Place a medium non-stick pan over high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add shrimp to hot pan and cook undisturbed until seared on one side, 2-3 minutes. Flip, and cook until shrimp reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 1-2 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • 4

    Cook the Mushrooms

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

  • 5

    Finish the Sauce

    Add tomato juice and half the remaining Cajun seasoning (to taste) and cook until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes. Stir in roasted red peppers, remaining butter, and shrimp. Season to taste with pepper. Remove from burner. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping grits with shrimp mixture and garnishing with reserved green onions and chopped peanuts. Bon appétit!

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