Scott's Cajun Minis Shrimp and Grits

Add a touch of crunch and spice to your favorite comfort food. Make Shrimp and Grits with Wicked Minis for an extra layer of texture and flavor. Paired with a mimosa, it's a match made in culinary heaven. 


  • 1 cup stone-ground grits
  • 4 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Wicked Minis Cajun, slightly crushed
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Cook the Grits:

    • In a medium saucepan, bring water or chicken broth to a boil. Gradually whisk in the grits.
    • Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, until the grits are thick and creamy, about 20-25 minutes.
    • Stir in the butter and shredded cheddar cheese until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep warm.
  2. Prepare the Shrimp:

    • Season the shrimp with Cajun seasoning.
    • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
    • Add the shrimp and cook until they are pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side.
    • Remove shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Add the Crunch:

    • In the same skillet, add a bit more oil if needed. Sauté the minced garlic and green onions until fragrant.
    • Stir in the crushed Wicked Minis Cajun, cooking for about 1 minute until they are just heated through and slightly toasted.
  4. Combine and Serve:

    • Return the shrimp to the skillet with the Wicked Minis mixture, toss to coat, and cook for an additional minute.
    • Squeeze lemon juice over the shrimp and stir to combine.
    • Serve the spicy and crunchy shrimp over the warm, creamy grits.
    • Garnish with additional green onions or a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning if desired.
  5. Pair with a Mimosa:

    • Mix chilled champagne with equal parts of fresh orange juice, and serve alongside the shrimp and grits to complement the spiciness with a citrusy, refreshing drink.

Scott's Cajun Minis Shrimp and Grits not only elevate the beloved staple with a pop of Cajun flair but also introduce a satisfying crunch that makes each bite more memorable. This dish is a fantastic choice for impressing guests at brunch or indulging in a hearty, flavor-packed meal any day.