Mexican Shrimp and Grits

Mexican Shrimp and Grits
Pampano Restaurant


  • 1 Tablespoon  vegetable oil
  • 8 Ounces  Mexican chorizo, diced
  • 1/2 Cup  diced white onion
  • red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • poblano pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 Teaspoon  all-purpose flour
  • quart clam juice
  • Two  15-ounce cans hominy, such as Goya, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Pound  shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 Cup  heavy cream
  •   Juice of 1/2 lime
  •   Cilantro leaves, for garnish

This Mexican-inspired twist on a traditional Southern comfort dish is perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Pleasantly chewy hominy stands in for the usual grits, and Mexican chorizo and poblano pepper lends a bit of heat and smokiness to the broth for this dish.


Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and add the chorizo. Cook for 3 minutes. Then, add the onion and peppers and cook for 2 minutes. Then, add the flour and mix well.

Slowly add the clam juice and hominy, bring to a simmer, and let thicken slightly. Add the shrimp and cook until opaque. Remove from the heat and add the heavy cream and lime juice. Serve garnished with cilantro leaves.


Calories per serving:

703 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 133g 204%
  • Carbs 162g 54%
  • Saturated 49g 243%
  • Fiber 28g 112%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 27g
  • Monounsaturated 60g
  • Polyunsaturated 15g
  • Protein 242g 484%
  • Cholesterol 1,138mg 379%
  • Sodium 12,209mg 509%
  • Calcium 521mg 52%
  • Magnesium 414mg 104%
  • Potassium 3,118mg 89%
  • Iron 56mg 313%
  • Zinc 25mg 168%
  • Phosphorus 1,872mg 267%
  • Vitamin A 477µg 53%
  • Vitamin C 617mg 1,028%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 112%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 60%
  • Niacin (B3) 15mg 77%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 106%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 147µg 37%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 77%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 7mg 34%
  • Vitamin K 20µg 25%
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