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Under 30 Minutes

Chipotle Shrimp with Cheddar Grits

This Southern dish gets south-of-the-border flavor from a chipotle chile and a bit of its smoky adobo sauce. Refrigerate leftover chipotles in adobo in a glass jar, up to 2 months.

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  • Servings: 4
Chipotle Shrimp with Cheddar Grits

Source: Everyday Food, November 2012


  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar (2 ounces)
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce, seeded and chopped, plus 1 tablespoon sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 pound frozen large shrimp (31 to 35), thawed, peeled, and deveined (tails left on)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (from 2 limes)


  1. In a medium pot, cook grits according to package instructions. Stir in cheddar and season with salt.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium. Add scallions and chipotle and sauce; cook, stirring, until scallions are tender, 4 minutes. Add broth and bring to a simmer. Add shrimp and cook until opaque throughout, 3 minutes. Stir in lime juice and remaining 2 tablespoons butter and cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Season with salt. Top grits with shrimp and sauce.

Reviews (7)

  • 4Laflady 12 Oct, 2013

    I've been going crazy with the printing issue too such a waste of paper to have to print 6 pages and have the recipe appear in part on 3 BUT finally solved it----take your curser and scroll down on the bar on the right side of the screen, as you do so another heading bar will magically appear that has a printer icon and voila you can get just the recipe. hope this helps it works for me

  • 4Laflady 13 Sep, 2013

    There's no print icon on my screen either. I much preferred the old format. It was much more user friendly

  • MimiStarr 5 Sep, 2013

    The icon has to appear by a mouse over and that does happen in IE but does not happen in other browsers like Chrome. I have seen this problem endlessly addressed in reviews and have written one myself. Apparently Martha Stewart website people don't read the reviews or want to make printing a challenge because this would be an easy fix. It is very frustrating. Of course, we could print the whole page but who wants to do that.

  • aldematteo 5 Sep, 2013

    Gabbycarlasam...look in the upper right hand corner of your screen and there should be a printer icon there.

  • Gabbycarlysam 5 Sep, 2013

    Has anyone been able to print recipes since the 'change'??? Love this recipe. Grew up on shrimp & cheese grits. This would have been a great alternative!!!

  • Klbrumbaugh 19 Feb, 2013

    I did change two items on this for personal taste. I used polenta instead of instant grits and white cheddar for cheddar.
    I looooved this recipe and will be making it this weekend for a dinner party. It really is one of my new favorites.

  • ndenise 7 Nov, 2012

    This turned out pretty good considering I'm used to shrimp and grits recipes with bacon or sausage. One thing, do yourself a favor and finish this dish with a sprinkling of fresh chopped parsley. It REALLY wakes it up and enhances the flavor. I'll make this again but I think I'll add some thick cut bacon as well.

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