Shrimp and Grits

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 25 min
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Ingredients

4 cups water

Salt and pepper

1 cup stone-ground grits

3 tablespoons butter

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

6 slices bacon, chopped

4 teaspoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

1 cup thinly sliced scallions

1 large clove garlic, minced

Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil. Add salt and pepper. Add grits and cook until water is absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese.
  2. Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned; drain well. In grease, add shrimp. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Add lemon juice, chopped bacon, parsley, scallions and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes.
  3. Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture and mix well. Serve immediately.
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203 Reviews

mark h.

Between ease of preparation, outcome and simplicity of ingredients, this recipe was a winner all-round. My family loved it. One key was to use chicken stock for the grits instead of water. I could have spiced it up quite a bit more for my own taste, but kept it mostly as-is except substituted cilantro for the parsley and added chopped ham along with the bacon.

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