Meal 13: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Parmesan Grits

This week on the menu we are bringing to you a Southern favorite with a twist. We all love the classic shrimp & grits; this week we have Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Parmesan Grits. This is a meal that you and your family will be sure to love.

At Carrington Medical Spa we believe that eating healthy does not mean it does not have to taste good!

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Parmesan Grits

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp
¼ cup butter
1 ½ pound peeled and deveined, large raw shrimp
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1-pint grape tomatoes, halved
1-pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Parmesan Grits
1 ½ cups quick-cooking grits
1 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp: Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper; add to skillet and cook for 2 minutes or just until pink. Remove shrimp from the skillet. Add garlic and red pepper to the skillet; cook for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and asparagus; cook for 4 minutes. Add lemon juice, parsley, and shrimp; cook for 1 minute or just until shrimp are firm.
Serve over Parmesan Grits.

Parmesan Grits: Cook grits according to package directions. Stir in cheese, salt, and pepper.

Makes 6 servings

NUTRITION AT A GLANCE:
Per serving: 370 calories, 13 g fat, 7 g saturated fat, 26 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber,
845 mg sodium