Shrimp and Grits Bites

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

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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