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Shrimp & Grits

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  • 4 cups water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup stone ground grits
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb. shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 6 slices bacon (crumbled)
  • 4 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 bunch green onions (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
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    Calories630Calories from Fat440
    Total Fat49g75%
    Saturated Fat24g120%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat440
    Total Carbohydrate6g2%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    KG 3 months ago
    I love this recipe and use it as the basis for my own. As any self respecting wanna be cook will do, I've made a few changes. First off, I double the recipe, well, because you must! Second, and I can't say I recommend this step for obvious health reasons, but I uses the bacon grease for cooking. Third, a hole yellow onion instead of green onions, which I sauté before adding the shrimp. Fourth, instead of doubling the bacon, I add 1 lb sliced 1/2 in or so of Andouille sausage. Fifth, I season with Hungarian sweet paprika and 1 tbsp siracha. For the grits, I substitute half of the water with chicken and/or beef broth (whatever is on hand).
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    DivaRattler 7 months ago
    The grits are savory and creamy. The shrimp are delicious I added Ole bay to the shrimp seasonings, added a teaspon of brown sugar to the sauce. Well definitely make it again
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    Jarreau a year ago
    VERY good! The only thing I added was smoked paprika to the shrimp.
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    My husband told me this was better than a restaurant’s! That is the highest praise!
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    Courtney a year ago
    I loved this dish! The only thing I changed was, before cooking the shrimp, I seasoned them with garlic salt and pepper as well as slap your mama. It turned out amazing!
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    Algee a year ago
    Very good I didn’t modify at all
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    Colleen Tanaka 2 years ago
    Loved it. Didn’t change a thing. Husband went for seconds. Next time I might add a little hotness to kick it up a bit. Definitely will make again. Thanks for the recipe 😊
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    Tammy Griffin 2 years ago
    Delicious! My husband and I loved it for our Friday seafood! I will definitely make this recipe again!!
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    Sandra B. 2 years ago
    This was delicious! I'd never had shrimp with grits, but I remembered having grits with fish in Savannah and absolutely loved it. The shrimp alone was delicious fried in the bacon fat with the bacon, parsley, and green onion. But put it on top of the creamy, cheesy grits and its out of this world! I made this again for my son in law, who loves grits, and he was impressed!
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    Nyssa Bowen 2 years ago
    This was good! Even my two family members who don't like grits liked it. I will say that because it had so much cheddar in it, I had to add a good amount of salt to cut the sharpness.
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    Turned out perfectly. Just enough flavor
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    Pam 2 years ago
    Loved it! Even the “I don’t like grits” person in the house liked them loaded with cheese!
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    Anita 2 years ago
    Loved it. I added a little worsterschire sauce and swapped out the regular cheddar with smoked cheddar cheese and it was fantastic
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    KingRow 2 years ago
    Made it for mother’s day breakfast it was a hit!!!
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    Es Jay 2 years ago
    First time making shrimp and grits. followed recipe completely. except couldn't find stone ground grits used regular original grits, Quaker Oats. everyone LOVED it. will definitely make again.
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    VersatileFoodLover 2 years ago
    Delicious!! Making it for a second time. Doubling the recipe this time.
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    Heidi Manner 3 years ago
    Great recipe, reminds me of home! Easy to make, everyone loved it. Made it as is!
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    Tasha R. 3 years ago
    Simple and deelish! We used instant grits to make it even easier! Thanks!
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    Wanda Jenkins 3 years ago
    Perfect! This recipe was delicious. My family has requested it every week! The shrimp taste was incredible and I am using it for other recipes as well. Yes to bacon!!!! Reasonable preparation time too. You won’t be disappointed
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    Tarlee 3 years ago
    It was WONDERFUL! Being from Louisiana, I'm embarrassed to say that I've never tried Shrimp & Grits. Couldn't find stone ground grits so I settled for old fashioned. Pretty much followed everything to a T aside from that. Hubby had his finished WAY before me. Will definitely make AGAIN! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
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    Edwards 3 years ago
    Excellent!! Will make for next dinner party!
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    Frederique F. 3 years ago
    Absolutely delicious! Added some Mascarpone to the grits for extra creaminess.
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    Eureca Lewis 3 years ago
    It was great, my mother was here visting and never had this dish. loved it.
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    Gigi 4 years ago
    This is the very best version of shrimp and grits ever! The cheese grits were amazing (I did add about 2 tablespoons of room temp cream cheese to the grits though) and the shrimp sautéed in bacon grease elevated this dish way over the top!
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    Kumiko B. 4 years ago
    Great recipe!! Lemon juice is nice kick to the flavor :-)
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    Daniel Jeter 5 years ago
    My first time making this southern staple, and I wasn’t disappointed!
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    Brett 5 years ago
    Didn't modify at all. Turned out great.
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    Mandy C. 5 years ago
    Fabulous!! So easy!! So good!! Smelled so good
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    Debbie S. 5 years ago
    It t urned out great, everyone raved about it.
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    Theloise Ferrell 5 years ago
    It as delicious! I made it for houseguests and they raved about it. Im making it again tonight for dinner guests