5 from 1 vote
Review Recipe

Shrimp and Grits

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
This classic southern combo couldn’t be more comforting. Cheesy grits are topped with bacon, peppers, and juicy shrimp to create a mouthwatering dish you will not just have one bowl of!
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Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1/3 cup onion diced
  • 1/3 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh
  • 2 tablespoons parsley fresh, chopped
Cheese Grits
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup grits

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Instructions

  1. Bring water, chicken broth and garlic powder to a boil in a medium pot. Add grits and cook for 18-20 minutes or thick and creamy (or follow times listed on your grits package). Remove from heat and stir in cheese and butter until melted.

  2. Meanwhile, chop bacon. Fry in a medium sized pan until crispy. Remove from pan leaving drippings in the pan (should be about 1 tablespoon).

  3. Saute onions in the bacon grease 3-4 minutes or until slightly softened. Add bell peppers and cook until tender, about 3 minutes more. Remove the peppers and onions from the pan and set aside.

  4. Toss the shrimp with garlic powder and Old Bay seasoning. Cook in the pan 2-3 minutes on each side. Add onion mixture back in along with lemon juice and parsley.

  5. Serve shrimp mixture overtop of grits. Garnish with crumbled bacon, parsley, and lemon wedges. 

Recipe Notes

If using quick cooking grits reduced cooking time to about 10 minutes or until creamy.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 427, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 250mg, Sodium: 1220mg, Potassium: 250mg, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 27g, Vitamin A: 14.5%, Vitamin C: 22.6%, Calcium: 33%, Iron: 13.8%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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