Shrimp and Grits With Kielbasa

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This is a recipe my Alabama mama taught me, who picked it up when she lived in New Orleans. I make it for my family in Oregon and they love it too! This is a traditional Christmas dish for our family, but could be eaten as an entree, a side, or even breakfast anytime of the year!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry polenta

  • 5 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 kielbasa sausage, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

  • 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes

  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp - peeled, deveined, and tails removed

  • 8 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Bring polenta, water, and salt to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to low and simmer until polenta is thickened, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook kielbasa sausage until browned, 5 to 8 minutes; stir in garlic, rosemary, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Mix in shrimp and stir gently until shrimp are pink and no longer translucent inside, about 5 minutes.

  3. Transfer shrimp mixture and any pan juices to a large serving bowl and stir grits into the mixture. Stir Cheddar cheese into the hot mixture until melted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

751 Calories
45g Fat
45g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 751
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 213mg 71%
Sodium 2647mg 115%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 20mg 101%
Calcium 403mg 31%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 204mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.