Cajun Shrimp over Cheesy Grits


Here's a delicious recipe to make for your family in any season! 

1/2 pound asparagus, chopped
1 zucchini, julienned
1/2 red pepper, julienned
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup minced onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Cajun Spice
1 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Cheesy Grits:
2 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup grits
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika

In medium saucepan, heat water. Add grits and cook for 12-15 minutes, until grits are thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese and garlic powder. Cover for 3-5 minutes until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with paprika.

While grits are cooking, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet and saute asparagus, zucchini, and red pepper and cook until tender. Add onions, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes. Stir in vinegar, Cajun mix, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Place mixture in a bowl and cover to keep warm. 

Melt butter and remaining oil to skillet. Stir in shrimp and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally. Add vegetable mixture to shrimp and sprinkle with red pepper flakes. To serve, place a large spoonful of grits on a plate and cover with shrimp mixture. Serves 4.
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