Southern Charm, Lightened Up: Low-Carb Shrimp and Cauliflower 'Grits

Posted by Fernando Acosta on

Ready for a Southern twist without the carbs? Our Low-Carb Shrimp and "Grits" recipe, made for the RJ Legend Mini Dutch Oven Pots, brings you all the comforting flavors of the classic dish with a healthy cauliflower swap. These pots are just the right size for dishing out individual servings, making each plate feel special. 

Choosing the RJ Legend Mini Pot

The RJ Legend Mini Dutch Oven Pot Set is ideal for cooking Shrimp and Grits, blending Southern culinary tradition with modern cookware. These pots, made of durable cast iron with an enamel coating, offer excellent heat retention and even distribution, crucial for creamy grits and perfectly sautéed shrimp. The enamel provides a non-stick surface for easy food release and cleaning, enhancing both the cooking and serving experience. Their vibrant colors and classic design also make these pots aesthetically pleasing, adding an elegant touch to meals, suitable for both family dinners and formal occasions.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (or to taste)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Low-Carb "Grits":

  • 1 large head cauliflower, grated or processed into "rice"
  • 1 cup chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Carbohydrates: 12.7 grams

Protein: 39.7 grams

Fat: 38.0 grams
Calories: 551 (Per serving, 3 Servings)


Prep the Shrimp: Season shrimp with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper, then set aside.

Cook Cauliflower "Grits": Simmer chicken broth in an RJ Legend Mini Dutch Oven Pot, add grated cauliflower until soft, then mix in heavy cream, Parmesan, and butter until thickened; season with salt and pepper.

Sauté the Shrimp: Heat olive oil in a pan and sauté the seasoned shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side until pink and cooked.

Assemble the Dish: Place cauliflower "grits" in mini Dutch oven pots and top with sautéed shrimp.

Serve: Enjoy the Low-Carb Shrimp and "Grits" hot, optionally garnished with extra Parmesan or herbs.


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