Shrimp and Grits

Brunch, Seafood


4 cups milk, cream, broth, water or any combination

salt & freshly ground pepper

1 cup stone ground grits

3 Tbsp butter

2 cups flavorful cheese, grated (sharp cheddar, gruyer, pepper jack)

1 lb raw shrimp, peeled & deveined

6 slices thick bacon

4 tsps fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp chopped parsley

1 cup thinly sliced green onions

1/2 tsp garlic powder


Grits: Bring 4 cups liquid mixture to a boil. Add salt & pepper.
Sprinkle in grits, whisking all the time. Cook until grits are creamy, whisking about every 5 minutes.
Remove from heat & stir in the cheese & butter.
Cover & set aside.

Shrimp: Rinse shrimp & pat dry.
Fry bacon in a large skillet until browned & crisp. Set aside & chop or crumble.
Add 1 Tbsp butter to the hot bacon grease.
Add shrimp & cook until shrimp turn pink. (Do not overcook!)
Add lemon juice, bacon, parsley, garlic & green onions. Stir & saute briefly.

To serve: Spoon grits into individual bowls.
Top with shrimp mixture.
Sere immediately.