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Shrimp and Cheddar Grits Bowl with Stewed Okra

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Oct 21, 2018

Shrimp and Cheddar Grits Bowl with Stewed Okra
Photo Credit: Arthur Bovino/LIVESTRONG.COM
  1. PREP
  2. 10 m
  • COOK
  • 30 m
  • 40 m

It doesn’t get much more Southern than shrimp and grits, and between the low calorie count of the shrimp, okra and tomatoes, you could technically even afford to double up on the Cheddar factor.



  • 1/4 tsp Olive Oil, Classico
  • 4 medium red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 1/2 cups Organic Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  • 12 pods Okra, raw
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt
  • 1 pinch Pepper, Coarse Black
  • 1 cup Grits
  • 4 tbsp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 12 large raw shrimp
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice


1 Warm oil in a pot then add onions, jalapenos (optional) and garlic, and cook until translucent. Add tomatoes, okra, salt, and pepper and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes.
2 Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add dash of salt and then grits. Stir, cover, reduce to low heat and simmer for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add shredded Cheddar and stir until combined.
3 Brush or toss shrimp (peeled and deveined) in olive oil then season with salt and pepper. Grill for two minutes on each side then toss in lemon juice.
4 Divide stewed okra and tomatoes and cheese grits into four portions. Garnish with 4 shrimp to each plate.