Caribbean Creole Shrimp and Grits

  • 50 mins
  • 17 ingredients


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 small can Italian tomatoes, chopped
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 habanero chili, seeded and chopped, if you like it spicy leave in the seeds
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbs cilantro, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup grits
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • fresh chives for garnish

This is a Caribbean version of the Southern classic Shrimp and grits.It contains onions, peppers,tomatoes,chilies and is spiced with thyme, white wine, oregano,cilantro and garlic. The sauce is absolutely wonderful.

  • Cook grits according to package directions, when done set aside a keep warm, if grits get too thick while sitting just add more water and mix well.
  • Saute onion, peppers and garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes.
  • Add arrowroot or corn starch and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper and Habanero.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add stock, wine, thyme and oregano.
  • Add the shrimp, reduce heat heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add garnish with cilantro or chives. Both if you like and serve spooned over grits.

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