Keto Shrimp & Grits
Are grits Keto? Can you eat grits on Keto? The answer is No. But you can eat these Keto grits. We’re making the classic shrimp and grits and we’re making it 100% Keto. Now I must confess that I’ve never eaten grits. They just aren’t available or made in India. I have however eaten polenta and I do believe they are quite similar. Both are made from cornmeal. So to make these grits 100% Keto friendly we’re using our good old friend, cauliflower. But trust me on this, it’s going to be so delicious that you will not miss the original. Anyway let’s get cooking!
Cooking Keto Grits
My Keto grits took a long time to cook. I used my cauliflower raw and cooked it low and slow for a long period. I do believe you can speed up the process quite a bit. One option is to microwave the cauliflower for 5-10 minutes in the microwave till it’s tender. That should easily reduce the cooking time to about 10 minutes of boiling it with the stock and then adding the butter, cream and cheese to finish it.
Mine took quite a while also because I had the lid on and if you want to evaporate the liquid, it’s best to keep the lid off. Now you can also adjust the amount of cheese, cream and butter to your personal taste. If you wish to make this dairy free you can but I’m not sure why you would want to. Since the hallmark of this dish is that cheesy and creamy taste.
If you aren’t a big fan of shrimp you can always use fish, chicken etc. Honestly the grits are something I could eat as a side with many dishes. My Keto beef bourguignon comes to mind as something I’d enjoy with these grits. Another option could be my Keto beef stroganoff or even my Keto coq au vin.
Nutrition Info (Per serving) – For the grits
- Calories: 199
- Net Carbs: 3g
- Carbs: 6g
- Fat: 15g
- Protein: 8g
- Fiber: 3g
This recipe makes 4 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal. You can easily increase the fat content by just adding more butter to this.
Nutrition Info (Per serving) – For the shrimp & bacon
- Calories: 161
- Net Carbs: 1g
- Carbs: 1g
- Fat: 11g
- Protein: 13g
- Fiber: 0g
This recipe makes 4 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal. If you want to can skip the bacon and begin the process of cooking the shrimp with 1 tbsp of olive oil instead. In this case the macros will change. The protein % will drop a bit. This portion of the macros is for the shrimp and the bacon.