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Cajun Shrimp & Cauliflower Grits

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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Cajun Shrimp & Cauliflower Grits is a dish that packs a punch! Tender shrimp are seared with cajun seasoning and then simmered with light beer and butter to deglaze the pan. Steamed cauliflower is whipped into a fluffy cloud and is the perfect, creamy companion to go with the bold, cajun shrimp.



For the shrimp:

  • 16 oz (1 pound) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup light beer
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 green onions, chopped

For the cauliflower grits:

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into 2 inch pieces/florets (or a 12 oz bag of florets)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


For the shrimp:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the shrimp and cajun seasoning gently toss to coat.
  2. Sauté the shrimp until they are just starting to turn pink, about a few minutes. Deglaze the bottom of the pan with the light beer. Add in the butter and allow the sauce to simmer, reduce and the shrimp cook completely about 5-8 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss the shrimp in the sauce.

For the cauliflower grits:

  1. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add in the cauliflower florets and boil until fork tender, about 8-10 minutes. Drain and use an immersion blender to carefully blend the cauliflower together with the heavy cream and parmesan cheese. I do this in the same pot that it was boiled in. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Serve with the cajun shrimp on top of the cauliflower grits. Top with chopped, fresh green onions.


  • Fresh or frozen shrimp can be used for this recipe. If using frozen, thaw according to package instructions prior to using.
  • If you’d rather not use light beer to deglaze the pan, use chicken stock.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 836
  • Sugar: 2.4g
  • Sodium: 1580mg
  • Fat: 38g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.2g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Protein: 111g
  • Cholesterol: 968mg

Keywords: Cajun Shrimp & Cauliflower Grits, Shrimp

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