This is a great dish with lots of textures…creamy and soft polenta with firm shrimp.

I am sorry for being MIA for a couple of weeks…we decided to take a week vacation in Cancun, the kind of vacation where we did absolutely nothing, just enjoyed the weather and the beach…although we live by the beach, but our beach here in Southern California does not compared to the crystal clear turquoise water from the Caribbean…

Anyway, we are back to the usual routine…this week I am sharing with you a very simple recipe of tasty shrimps served over a creamy cheesy polenta…so good…I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do.



  • Approximately 1 lb medium to large shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro, chopped to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Cheesy Soft Polenta

  • ⅓ cup ground cornmeal
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 1½ tablespoon butter
  • ⅓ cup grated cheese gruyere /cheddar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Jalapeno, finely chopped (optional)


Creamy Polenta

Place the polenta and milk in a pan. Stir constantly in low heat.

Once start to boil add the butter and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring so it will not create a thick crust at the bottom of the pan.

Add the cheese, salt and pepper.

For a thinner texture polenta add more milk until desired consistency. Scoop the polenta into a plate or bowl.


In a bowl combine all the ingredients except for the olive oil, and let it sit for approximately 5 minutes.

Heat the olive oil in a wok, add the shrimps and let is brown one side then flip to the other side until
both sides are pink and opaque over high heat.

Do not overcook otherwise the shrimp will become “hard and rubbery”.

Serve the shrimp over the cheesy polenta.

If you enjoy this simple recipe you might like Ground Beef with Polenta or Chicken in Wine Sauce with Polenta.

Did you know that polenta is popular in Northen Italy? It is very similar to grits, which is also made with corn, only alkali treated and called hominy.

Thank you for stopping by Color Your Recipes…have a colorful week!