Any good Fajita should include a delicious salsa. But this is not just Salsa with beef meat. Switching it up with Fajita Shrimp and Grits. Adding some spice to the Shrimp and Grits with the Sam’s Fresh Cantina Medium style Salsa.

This Shrimp and Grits will knock your socks off.

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Fajita Shrimp & Grits

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 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper Julienne Cut
  • 1/2 Orange Bell Peppers Julienne Cut
  • 1/2 White Onions Julienne Cut
  • 1 bag Shrimp (Peeled and deveined)
  • 1 pack Fajita Seasoning
  • Quick Grits Make desired amount
  • 1/2 cup Sam's Fresh Medium Salsa
  • 6 oz Chicken Broth
  • Jalapeños Sliced
  • 2 - 3 cups Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Cilantro Garnish
  • 4 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 2 tbsp Butter for Shrimp
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup Lactaid Milk or Milk of Choive
  • 6 tbsp Butter for Grits
  • 1 small Jalapeno Sliced


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