Mexican Shrimp and Grits

Staff Writer
Mexican Shrimp and Grits
Mexican Shrimp and Grits
Pampano Restaurant

Mexican Shrimp and Grits

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.

4
Servings
632
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 Ounces Mexican chorizo, diced
  • 1/2 Cup diced white onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 Teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 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

Directions

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.

Mexican Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Mexican Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Mexican Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
52%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
62%
Cholesterol
213mg
71%
Protein
39g
77%
Carbs
42g
14%
Vitamin A
181µg
20%
Vitamin B12
2µg
40%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
36.1%
Vitamin C
155mg
100%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
16%
Vitamin K
5µg
7%
Calcium
113mg
11%
Fiber
7g
28%
Folate (food)
58µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
60µg
15%
Folic acid
1µg
N/A
Iron
6mg
36%
Magnesium
85mg
21%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
29%
Phosphorus
477mg
68%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
622mg
18%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.1%
Sodium
2562mg
100%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
29.7%
Zinc
6mg
37%