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Southern Shrimp and Grits

Southern Shrimp and Grits

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Shrimp and grits has been a breakfast staple in Southern kitchens for a long time, but, over the years, word has spread across the country about how amazing this dish is. Now, folks are enjoying Southern Shrimp and Grits almost everywhere! With lots of creamy, cheesy goodness and flavor-packed shrimp...it's hard to resist!

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Southern Shrimp and Grits

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 30 min

What You'll Need:

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup old-fashioned grits
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound frozen peeled and deveined medium-sized uncooked shrimp, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 scallions, sliced

What To Do:

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp; remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.  
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over high heat, bring water to a boil; stir in grits and salt, cover, and cook 15 minutes, or until thickened. Reduce heat to low, add cheese, and stir until melted.  
  3. Heat drippings in skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and garlic to skillet. Saute 3 minutes, or just until shrimp turn pink. Stir in lemon juice, hot sauce, and scallions and heat 1 minute.  
  4. Spoon grits into a bowl, top with shrimp mixture, and sprinkle with bacon.

Notes:

If you're a fan of these shrimp and grits, then you'll want to check out our collection of Good Ol' Southern Breakfast Recipes for even more tasty ideas!

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