Shrimp and Grits Casserole Recipe

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Submitted by christinavt

Makes 12 servings



This dish is best prepared just before serving. But you can save time by shredding the cheese and slicing the onions, bell pepper, and shrimp the night before. "Cooking Light," DECEMBER 2007. chicken broth, salt, yellow stone-ground grits, reduced-fat cheddar cheese, olive oil, butter, green onions, red bell pepper, cloves, mushrooms, large shrimp, ground black pepper, grated lemon rind, fresh lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco), egg whites, cooking spray cvt

Recipe Ingredients for Shrimp and Grits Casserole

4 cups (fat-free, less-sodium) chicken broth (105273)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (uncooked) yellow (stone-ground) grits (20022)
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided (83239)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 pound (large) shrimp, peeled and deveined, each cut into 3 pieces
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel (9156)
1 tablespoon (fresh) lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (91739)
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
3 large egg whites
1 Cooking spray

Recipe Directions for Shrimp and Grits Casserole

  1. Bring chicken broth and salt to a boil in a large saucepan; add grits, stirring with a whisk. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, stirring until cheese melts.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°.

  3. Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, bell pepper, garlic, and mushrooms to pan; sauté 5 minutes. Sprinkle shrimp with black pepper, and add to pan; cook 1 minute. Stir in rind, juice, Worcestershire, and hot pepper sauce; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Place grits and shrimp mixture in a large bowl; stir gently. Beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into shrimp mixture. Spoon mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.

Categories

Cheese, Seafood, Vegetables, Main Dish, American-Southern, Bake, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 177.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
133
Calories from Fat
39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.3g
7%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
81mg
27%
Sodium
403mg
17%
Potassium
186mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
10.5g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
0.8g
Protein
12.8g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 8% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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