Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Ingredients for Shrimp and Grits
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 to make Shrimp and Grits

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.

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.

Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture and mix well. Serve immediately.

Cheesy Shrimp and Grits Recipe


1 cup quick grits
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup grated extra-sharp white cheddar
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon hot sauce
Salt and pepper
Shrimp Mixture, recipe follows

Directions to make Cheesy Shrimp and Grits

Cook grits according to package instructions. As grits are finishing, whisk in butter, cheddar, Parmesan, cayenne, paprika, and hot sauce. After ingredients are incorporated, season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Shrimp Mixture:
2 cups chopped smoked bacon
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds shrimp (26 to 30 count)
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons minced garlic
3 cups sliced white mushrooms
3 tablespoons white wine
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cups sliced scallions

Cook bacon until it begins to brown. Remove from heat and strain. Reserve bacon grease and bacon bits. Heat large skillet until very hot, add olive oil and 2 tablespoons bacon fat. As oils begin to smoke, toss in shrimp to cover the bottom of pan. Before stirring, season with salt and pepper. Stir until shrimp being to turn pink all over. Stir in minced garlic and bacon bits, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add mushrooms and toss to coat with oil. Add wine and lemon juice and stir until well coated and incorporated (about 80 seconds). Toss in sliced scallions and stir for about 20 seconds (do not overcook). Serve with cheese grits.


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