Shrimp & Garlic Grits

Shrimp & Garlic Grits

3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick grits
1 container (6.5-7 oz.) gourmet cheese spread, garlic flavor
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large tomato, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
1 tablespoon lemon juice

BRING water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in grits. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until grits are thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheese spread. Keep warm.

MELT butter and oil in large, nonstick skillet. Add tomato, garlic, tomato paste, Old Bay seasoning and cayenne pepper. Cook until tomato begins to soften. Add shrimp and lemon juice; cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp turn pink.

PLACE grits mixture on platter; top with shrimp mixture.

NOTE: For the Spanish translated version of this recipe, this recipe was edited for cultural relevancy by substituting the cheese spread with 6 oz. of shredded Queso Quesadilla cheese and the Old Bay Seasoning with Adobo Seasoning powder.