Shrimp and Cheddar Grits

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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4 cups water

2 cups uncooked quick grits

6 ounces raw chopped shrimp

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)

4 tablespoons sliced scallions (5 to 6 scallions)

2 tablespoons diced tomatoes (about 1 plum tomato)

1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro plus several small sprigs for garnish

4 ounces shredded Cheddar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring water to a boil. Add grits, chopped shrimp, reduce heat to low and cook until grits are soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter, scallions, tomatoes, cilantro, and cheese. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.