Coconut Shrimp & Grits


Put the lime in the coconut…jerk shrimp and grits.



For the shrimp:

1/2 lb shrimp, shelled and deveined
2-3 tsp Jerk seasoning
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp rum
4 tbsp mango nectar
2 tbsp hot sauce
Juice of 1/2 lime
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the grits:

3/4 cup grits
1 cup coconut milk
2 cups chicken broth (any low-sodium broth works)
1 tbsp butter
Salt to taste


Cilantro, chopped
Lime wedges


In a pot, bring coconut milk, chicken broth, and butter to boil.

Gradually whisk in grits. Cook on medium-low heat for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt to taste. Cover and set aside.

Combine shrimp, jerk seasoning, and salt to taste. Heat butter in a skillet and cook shrimp until pink and tender, about 4-5 minutes.

Remove shrimp and set aside.

In the same skillet, add the mango nectar, hot sauce, rum, and lime juice. Stir to combine and allow the liquids to slightly reduce.

Turn off the heat and mix the shrimp in the sauce.

To serve, top grits with shrimp and spoon over some of the sauce. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.