Sea food, no matter how you prepare it, is one of the healthiest in the World. Here is a quick but supremely tasty version of shrimp and grits that is perked up with lemon juice, garlic and  addition of Parmesan cheese to the grits for a delectable savory flavor.


1/4 pound uncooked medium shrimp(peeled and deveined)
¾ cup instant grits
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Two large cloves garlic, minced
Three tsp unsalted butter
Kosher salt and freshly ground black paper
Juice of 1/2 lemon, plus wedges for serving
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Two tsp chopped fresh parsley


Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat, covered. Uncover and slowly whisk in the grits, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the parmesan and 1 tablespoon butter. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.
Meanwhile, season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, garlic and cayenne, if using, and cook, tossing, until the shrimp are pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and add 2 tablespoons water, the lemon juice and parsley; stir to coat the shrimp with the sauce and season with salt and pepper.

Divide the grits among shallow bowls and top with the shrimp and sauce. Serve with lemon wedges.