Being from Louisiana, I love Seafood. We eat Seafood at least 3 times a week. Shrimp and Grits are one of my favorite meals to eat.

Switched up my recipe with a new product called Sam’s Fresh Salsa. Sam’s Fresh Salsa is fresh, delicious, and perfect for dinner or your next family party.  Available in 3 flavors, Medium Salsa, Cantina Medium Salsa, Salsa Verde, and Watermelon Jicama Salsa.

I used the Sam’s Cantina Medium Salsa in this recipe. The Cantina Medium Salsa had a nice kick. I loved the consistency of the salsa.

Here is the recipe with this Salsa, Fajita Shrimp & Grits


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Shrimp & Grits is one of my favorite Louisiana Classics. I am flipping the switch with a Fajita Shrimp & Grits. OH my so good!!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 - 25 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 - 25 minutes
Recipe Notes

Fajita Shrimp & Grits



  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Orange Bell Peppers
  • Onion
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Fresh Shrimp
  • Fajita Seasoning
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Quick Grits
  • Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Chicken Broth
  • Lactaid Milk
  • Cilantro
  • Sam's Fresh Cantina Medium Salsa
  • Fresh Jalapeno


  1. Add water boiling to a pot with salt for the Quick grits. You will prepare the grits according to the package. We will add a few ingredients to make the grits a little more flavorful.
  2. Season the shrimp with the fajita seasoning. Set aside.
  3. Julienne cut the onions and bell peppers.
  4. Slice Jalapeno.
  5. Add 2 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp of olive oil to a skillet.
  6. Once the oil and butter is hot add the shrimp to the skillet.
  7. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes on both sides.
  8. Remove the shrimp from the skillet. Set aside.
  9. Add a little olive oil to the skillet.
  10. Saute the onions, bell peppers and jalapeno for 2 - 3 minutes.
  11. Add garlic, cook for a minute or so. Don't burn.
  12. Deglaze the skillet with chicken broth. Stir. Cook for 1 - 2 minutes.
  13. Add Sam's Fresh Salsa to the pot. Stir. Cook for 2 -3 minutes on medium heat to heat the salsa.
  14. Toss in the shrimp.
  15. Finish with fresh cilantro. Remove from the heat. Set aside.
  16. To finish the grits, add 2 cups of milk and 6 tbsp of butter. Stir and cook for about 3 minutes.
  17. Taste and add salt to the grits.
  18. Finish the grits with pepper jack cheese. Stir.
  19. Plate the dish and enjoy! So good!

Enjoy with grits, on a baked potato, in a taco or my favorite over Cheesy Pepper Jack Grits.


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Website: https://samssalsa.com/

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You can purchase Sam’s Fresh Salsa at ShopRite, Acme and Safeway.

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