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Cajun Spiced Shrimp and Grits Cakes

Serves 4
Time 35 min
A Southern favorite. Creamy, cheesy grits made into cakes serve as a base for spicy shrimp in a light tomato sauce. Serve with a green salad for brunch or a simple summer supper.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup stone ground grits
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
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Method

Bring 3 1/2 cups salted water to a boil in a heavy-bottomed pot, then reduce to medium.

Slowly add grits and whisk until smooth and simmering.

Reduce heat to very low, cover and cook 10 minutes.

Slowly whisk in cheese and 1 tablespoon of the butter.

Pour mixture into a jelly roll mold or loaf pan and cool until firm.

Add oil to a heavy saucepan and head over medium-high.

Add shrimp, cajun spice and then tomatoes, sauté until shrimp just begins to turn opaque, about 3-4 minutes, then set pan aside. (A little underdone is good as they will continue to cook off-heat in the warm sauce.)

Cut firmed grits into slices, about 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick.

Brown slices in remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a heavy skillet.

Serve each topped with shrimp and tomato sauce.

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  • 1 cup stone ground grits
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
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Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.