Keto Shrimp and Grits

Keto Shrimp and Grits

This decadent Keto Shrimp and Grits recipe pairs cajun spiced Open Nature® shrimp with a flavorful sauce served over cheesy and creamy low carb O Organics® cauliflower “grits” to keep your waistline in check. This rich Southern favorite proves that eating healthier can still be indulgent. Recipe Courtesy: Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes



35 mins

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  • 3 Open Nature® bacon strips diced in small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon O Organics® salted butter
  • 1/4 onion finely diced
  • 1 lb Open Nature® shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoon cajun seasoning plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon O Organics® paprika
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup O Organics® chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup O Organics® heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon seasoning st
  • fresh parsley for serving

Cauliflower Grits

  • 24 ounces O Organics® frozen riced cauliflower
  • 4 tablespoon O Organics® salted butter
  • 1/2 cup O Organics® white cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 Cup O Organics parmesan cheese®
  • 4 tablespoon O Organics® heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon O Organics® garlic powder

Cooking Instructions

Step 1 :: For the Shrimp:

Add bacon to large pan over medium heat and fry until golden brown. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels leaving the drippings in the pan.

Step 2 :: For the Shrimp:

Add butter to drippings and allow to melt then saute onions until tender.

Step 3 :: For the Shrimp:

While onions saute, season shrimp with cajun seasoning and toss in seasoning then set aside.

Step 4 :: For the Shrimp:

Next add garlic and saute for about 30 seconds.

Step 5 :: For the Shrimp:

Finally add shrimp to pan and cook only about 1 ½- 2 minutes per side then remove.

Step 6 :: For the Shrimp:

Add chicken stock and lemon juice and deglaze pan getting up all of the flavor that is stuck to the bottom of the pan.

Step 7 :: For the Shrimp:

Next stir in whipping cream then add chicken bouillon seasoning and additional cajun seasoning to taste. The color of the sauce should be somewhat orangey from the seasonings.

Step 8 :: For the Shrimp:

Bring your heat to medium low and allow the sauce to simmer and thicken for about 10 minutes. If still not thick enough for your preference, add a bit of flour or cornstarch to the sauce to thicken quicker. Allow it to cook for an additional minute or so then turn off heat.

Step 9 :: For the Shrimp:

Stir back in the shrimp and coat with sauce. Next sprinkle bacon and parsley on top.

Step 10 :: For the Grits

Cook cauliflower grits in the microwave according to package instructions, or until piping hot. Be careful of steam when opening the bag.

Step 11 :: For the Grits

Add contents to a bowl then whisk in butter, both cheeses, heavy cream, garlic powder. Mash up the mixture a bit, or use a blender, to achieve your desired smoothness.

Step 12 :: For the Grits

Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Step 13 :: Helpful Hints

To thaw frozen shrimp take them out of their bag and place them in a bowl under cold (not warm) running water. They should be ready to go in just a few minutes!

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.