Fired-Up Polenta Shrimp Rounds Recipe
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Fired-Up Polenta Shrimp Rounds Recipe

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I like to do more with my grill than just sear steaks and burgers. This is a great way to expand your horizons. —Jennifer Rodriguez, West Jordan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tube (1 pound) polenta, cut into 12 slices
  • 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 153 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 556mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients. Add shrimp; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for up to 2 hours. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients; chill until serving.
  2. Sprinkle polenta with seafood seasoning. Drain shrimp and discard marinade. Thread shrimp onto metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  3. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill polenta and shrimp, covered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes or until polenta is lightly browned and shrimp turn pink, turning once.
  4. Spoon sauce over polenta; top with shrimp. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Fired-Up Polenta Shrimp Rounds in Taste of Home August/September 2011, p24

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veggiemama User ID: 4640590 119276
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"Very good recipe! Much better than I expected it to taste. Spicy, too!"

mrswurdeman User ID: 6112387 120264
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"Had this at a friend's house and immediately bought the ingredients to make it for my family. Love it!"

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