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Grilled Shrimp and Grits

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

30 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Pecan

Create this classic Southern dish using your Traeger. The sweet, smoky shrimp combined with creamy, savory grits, are a low country match made in heaven.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

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  • 1 Cup quick grits

  • 4 Cup water

  • 1 Teaspoon salt

  • 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 Cup olive oil

  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice

  • 1 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper

  • 1 Pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 8 Ounce cremini mushrooms, cleaned and quartered

  • 1 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces

  • 1/2 red onion, sliced

  • 1/4 Cup cilantro, chopped

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 450˚F and preheat, lid closed, for 15 minutes. For optimal results, set to 500˚F if available.

    Grill500 ˚F

  • 2

    Make the grits. In a medium cast iron pan over medium-high heat, bring 4 cups of water to a boil, and add the salt. Remove from heat and gradually whisk in grits, working out any lumps. Return to heat and stir occasionally until thickened, 8-10 minutes. Stir in the cheddar cheese, cover and keep warm.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Cup quick grits

    • 4 Cup water

    • 1 Teaspoon salt

    • 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 3

    In a medium bowl, add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, pepper and stir. Add the shrimp, and toss to coat evenly. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 Cup olive oil

    • 1/4 Cup lemon juice

    • 1 Clove garlic, minced

    • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper

    • 1 Pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 4

    Assemble the skewers. Remove the shrimp from marinade, discarding the marinade. Build the skewers alternating between mushrooms, peppers, onion, and shrimp.

    Ingredients

    • 8 Ounce cremini mushrooms, cleaned and quartered

    • 1 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces

    • 1/2 red onion, sliced

  • 5

    Place the skewers directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, until the shrimp starts to curl, and turns opaque.
  • 6

    Remove the shrimp skewers from the grill. Remove the skewers from the shrimp and vegetables and place the shrimp and vegetables on the grits. Garnish with cilantro and serve warm. Enjoy!

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 Cup cilantro, chopped

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