Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Shrimp & Grits!

I made this recipe two weeks ago and I've been dying to share it! I posted the pic below on FB immediately after I cooked it and I'm pretty sure I had people drooling over their keyboards. The recipe is from Tale of a GRITS blog (how fitting for the recipe!) and I even went back the next day and thanked her for posting it.

Shrimp & Grits
The grits are not runny like they look..that is the sauce / gravy on top. :)

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half (I used the fat free kind and it was still delicious)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup regular grits
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Few bacon slices
  • 1 pound medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually whisk in grits. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until thickened. Add cheeses, butter, and salt and pepper. Keep warm.
Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels. Leave the bacon drippings in the skillet. Crumble bacon, and set aside.
Sprinkle shrimp with pepper and salt; dredge in flour.
Sauté mushrooms in bacon drippings drippings in skillet for 5 minutes or until tender. Add green onions, and sauté 2 minutes. Add shrimp and garlic, and sauté 2 minutes or until shrimp are lightly brown. Stir in chicken broth and lemon juice and cook 2 more minutes.
Serve shrimp mixture over hot cheese grits.


  1. This looks wonderful - I've been wanting to try shrimp and grits, and this looks like a recipe I could handle. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yum! I always always get shrimp and grits when I go to seafood restaurants back home (gulf coast)

  3. OMG! Shrimp & grits are my FAVE! These look DIVINE! :)

    xo! Lauren @ tickled.

  4. Looks amazing! Karl is onsessed with S & G!

  5. Yum! My husband would be all about this dish! I am adding this to the files!



  6. this looks amazing!! can't wait to try it!!