Smoked Shrimp and Grits

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Shrimp and Grits

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

30 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Oak

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

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 1 Cup quick grits

  • 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 Cup olive oil

  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice

  • 1 Clove garlic

  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper

  • Pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • Ounce mushrooms, sliced

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

  • 1/2 red onion

  • 1/4 Cup cilantro, chopped

  • 1 Tablespoon salt

Steps

  • 1

    Bring 4 cups salted water to a boil in a medium cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and gradually whisk in grits working out any lumps.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Cup quick grits

  • 2

    Return to heat and stir occasionally until thickened (about 8-10 minutes). Stir in cheddar, cover and keep warm.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 3

    Combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and pepper. Add shrimp stirring 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

    • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper

    • Pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 4

    While the shrimp marinates, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to High and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 5

    Remove shrimp from marinade, discarding marinade. Build the skewers alternating between mushrooms, peppers, onion, and shrimp.
    Ingredients
    • Ounce mushrooms, sliced

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

    • 1/2 red onion

  • 6

    When the grill is hot, grill the kabobs with the lid closed for 4-5 minutes on each side until shrimp turns pink.
  • 7

    When kabobs are done, strip the the contents of the kabob onto the grits. Garnish with cilantro and serve. Enjoy!
    Ingredients
    • 1/4 Cup cilantro, chopped

    • 1 Tablespoon salt

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