Keto shrimp and grits

Keto shrimp and grits

Shrimp and grits is best known as comfort food of the American South. Headbanger's Kitchen made it keto with shrimp, bacon, and low-carb cauliflower grits, cheddar cheese, and cream.

Keto shrimp and grits

Shrimp and grits is best known as comfort food of the American South. Headbanger's Kitchen made it keto with shrimp, bacon, and low-carb cauliflower grits, cheddar cheese, and cream.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Grits
  • 14 oz. 400 g cauliflower
  • 1½ cups 350 ml chicken stock
  • 1 oz. 28 g butter
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 oz. (½ cup) 55 g (120 ml) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
Bacon and shrimp
  • 1 lb 450 g peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • salt (optional)
  • 3½ oz. 100 g bacon
  • 1 1 big minced garlic clovebig minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp fresh chives for garnish
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp lemon juice
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Instructions

    Grits

  1. Using a food processor or a hand grater, rice the cauliflower. Aim for a fine, couscous-like consistency.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Add the cauliflower, cover with a lid, and cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid, add the butter, salt, and pepper, and cook for about 10 more minutes until the broth reduces and the cauliflower is tender.
  4. Add in the cheese and cream and mix well. Stir and mix until the cauliflower grits are at your desired consistency. Keep warm until serving.
  5. Bacon and shrimp

  6. Drain and dry the shrimp and add them to a large bowl. Season with the cajun seasoning, salt, and black pepper and set aside. If the seasoning has salt already, you can reduce or omit it.
  7. Chop the bacon into pieces and fry in a pan on medium-high heat until crispy, and then remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  8. Add the shrimp to the same pan that you cooked the bacon in. Make sure you do NOT remove any of the bacon fat from the pan.
  9. About 2 minutes after adding the shrimp, add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  10. Next, add the butter to the frying pan and cook for about a minute more until the shrimp is cooked all the way through.
  11. Turn off the heat and add in the lemon juice and give it a final stir.
  12. Serve the shrimp and bacon bits on top of your keto grits and garnish with chives or the green part of a spring onion.

Diet Doctor’s recipe team has slightly adjusted this recipe to follow our guidelines. You’ll find the original recipe in Sahil's cookbook, "Keto Life".

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2 comments

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  2. Marcia
    Step 9 in the instructions called for the addition of butter and *parsley*. However, there’s no mention of parsley in the list of ingredients. Please update your instructions.
  3. Kit
    I cannot believe this is low carb! I can always taste the cauliflower when it’s used to replace something-not this time. And I am not a huge fan of seafood, but the shrimp is delicious!

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