Shrimp and Grits Bites

Shrimp and Grits Bites

Enjoy these shrimp and grits bites made using Progresso® chicken broth - perfect for appetizers.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

2:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

30

servings

4
slices thick-sliced bacon
3 1/2
cups Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1 1/4
cups uncooked quick-cooking grits
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4
lb uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
1
tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, drained
4
medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
  1. In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble; set aside. Reserve drippings. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, heat broth to boiling over high heat. Gradually stir in grits and salt. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 5 to 7 minutes, stirring often, until grits are thickened. Stir in cheese and bacon. Spoon into pan. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Heat oven to 450°F. Run spatula around edge of pan and under grits to loosen edges; turn upside down onto large cutting board. Using 1 3/4-inch round cutter, cut grits into 30 rounds. Place in single layer on large cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes; turn cakes over. Bake 10 to 12 minutes longer or until crisp and browned.
  3. Meanwhile, add shrimp and garlic to bacon drippings in skillet. Cook over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until shrimp are pink. Stir in tomatoes. Reduce heat; simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.
  4. Top each grits cake with 1 heaping teaspoon shrimp mixture; sprinkle with onions.
Makes 30 servings (1 appetizer)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 40
    • Total Fat 1 1/2g
      • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
    • Sodium 250mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 2g
      • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Protein 4g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 0;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.