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Irresistible Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp & Grits Close upShrimp and Grits is a classic southern dish that can be enjoyed at brunch or dinner. It is super simple to make and packs a lot of delicious flavors. As the saying goes, “bacon makes everything better”, this recipe uses the bacon drippings to cook the shrimp! The addition of parsley, garlic, jalapeno, and lemon brightens up the entire dish. 

Shrimp and Grits Ingredients with Miss G's I used Old Fashioned Quaker Grits and followed the package instructions to prepare them, making sure to whisk ever so often to prevent clumping. When they were done cooking, I added a little butter, cheddar cheese and some Miss G’s all purpose seasoning, the perfect mix of salt, chili, paprika and garlic. The seasoning added some needed kick to the grits and gave them just the right flavor to compliment the shrimp.

Grits with Butter, Cheese and Miss G's Shrimp for Shrimp & Grits

I cooked my bacon first, then removed it from the pan to cook the shrimp. I like to use the smaller shrimp (70/90 lb.) when preparing this dish so you can get one in each bite. These shrimp cook a lot quicker than your larger variety, so be sure to flip them as soon as they turn pink so as not to over cook them. When they are just about done, add into the skillet the lemon juice, garlic, parsley, scallion and jalapeno and let cook for an extra minute. Right before you remove everything from the pan, add the cooked bacon back in and stir. Top the mixture over your grits and then dig in!

Shrimp Mixture Shrimp & Grits with an Egg



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Irresistible Shrimp & Grits
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Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Shrimp Grits Plated e
Irresistible Shrimp & Grits
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Ingredients
Grits
Shrimp
Servings: people
Instructions
Grits
  1. In a small pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Whisk in 1 cup of grits and adjust the temp to low. Put the top on and let the grits cook for about 15-20 mins, stirring occasionally.
  2. When the grits have thickened, add butter, cheese, seasoning and stir. Let the grits continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, while you prepare the shrimp. Feel free to add a little additional water if they become too thick.
Shrimp
  1. Slice bacon into small pieces and in a large skillet cook until crispy. Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  2. Pat shrimp dry and then add them to the same skillet you cooked your bacon in. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until they become pink. When they are almost done add lemon juice, garlic, parsley, scallion and jalapeno to the pan.
  3. Stir together and cook for about 1 minute. Finally add the cooked bacon to the pan to incorporate into the mixture. Next, place your grits in 2 bowls and top each with half of your shrimp mixture and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

To add more of a brunch feel, serve this dish with a fried or poached egg!

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3 Comments

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    Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
    August 31, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    You aren’t kidding – this does looks irresistible! I am definitely trying this. I didn’t grow up in a place where grits were popular, but I love incorporating them in recipes!

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      Sherita J. Rankins
      September 1, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      This dish is my husband’s favorite! I hope you enjoy the recipe, let me know how it turns out!

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    Jiselle - Cupcakes & Caviar
    October 21, 2015 at 9:37 am

    This looks delicious! My husband LOVES shrimp and grits, so i’ll have to surprise him and try this recipe.

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