Mexican flavors give a fresh twist to this classic Southern dish. And best of all, each serving has only 382 calories!

Source: Midwest Living


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  • Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact (if desired). In a medium bowl, combine lime zest, lime juice, garlic, salt and chili powder. Add shrimp; toss gently to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, stirring once or twice. Drain shrimp; discard marinade.

  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine broth, cornmeal, the water and salt. Bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in half-and-half. Cook, uncovered, 5 to 10 minutes more, stirring frequently, until polenta is thick and tender. Stir in green onion.

  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon, sweet pepper and chopped onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp-cooked, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon and vegetables with a slotted spoon to a plate; keep warm. Add cooking oil to the same skillet, followed by drained shrimp. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until shrimp are opaque. Return bacon and vegetables to skillet and toss to combine.

  • Divide grits among four shallow bowls; top with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

382 calories; 14 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 180 mg cholesterol; 1030 mg sodium. 608 mg potassium; 36 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 29 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 471 IU vitamin a; 37 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 20 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 133 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;