Keto Shrimp and Grits

Keto Shrimp and Grits
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Serves: 4
Shrimp and grits are widely known as comfort food of the South. We've modified it to make it keto with shrimp, bacon, and low-carb cauliflower grits, cheddar cheese, and cream. We think its absolutely fantastic.
  • Grits
  • 14 oz. cauliflower
  • 1½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 oz. butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 oz. (½ cup) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • Bacon and shrimp
  • 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • salt (optional)
  • 3½ oz. bacon
  • 1 big minced garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp fresh chives for garnish
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  1. Grits
  2. Using a food processor or a hand grater, rice the cauliflower. Aim for a fine, couscous-like consistency.
  3. In a large saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Add the cauliflower, cover with a lid, and cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid, add the butter, salt, and pepper, and cook for about 10 more minutes until the broth reduces and the cauliflower is tender.
  5. Add in the cheese and cream and mix well. Stir and mix until the cauliflower grits are at your desired consistency. Keep warm until serving.
  6. Bacon and shrimp
  7. Drain and dry the shrimp and add them to a large bowl. Season with the cajun seasoning, salt, and black pepper and set aside. If the seasoning has salt already, you can reduce or omit it.
  8. Chop the bacon into pieces and fry in a pan on medium-high heat until crispy, and then remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  9. Add the shrimp to the same pan that you cooked the bacon in. Make sure you do NOT remove any of the bacon fat from the pan.
  10. About 2 minutes after adding the shrimp, add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  11. Next, add the butter to the frying pan and cook for about a minute more until the shrimp is cooked all the way through.
  12. Turn off the heat and add in the lemon juice and give it a final stir.
  13. Serve the shrimp and bacon bits on top of your keto grits and garnish with chives or the green part of a spring onion.