Shrimp and Grits

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 9 Ratings
Serves: 2-3
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


1 1/2 c water
1 c grits quick cooking
1 c grated sharp cheese
1/2 stick butter
1/2 c chopped onion
1 lb cleaned cooked medium shrimp
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 clove crushed garlic
2 Tbsp lemon juice, fresh

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Linda Franklin Recipe
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Roanoke, VA (pop. 97,032)
Member Since Jul 2010
Linda's notes for this recipe:
SO, being from NY, I could not imagine this combo. After one taste out to eat one night, I was sold; may not be southern but my family loves my northern version!
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Super smooth and satisfying, this recipe could easily be doubled for a potluck or party. Next time I may add butter to the grits for an even creamier consistency. Yum!


cook grits as per directions, add cheese. Reduce heat to warm while preparing shrimp.
Melt butter, saute' garlic & onions until softened. Add shrimp, toss in parsley and lemon juice.
Place grits on warmed plates, top with shrimp, enjoy

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user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Sep 15, 2010
Sounds yummy!! I do something similiar with greens and cream added.
user Linda Franklin ajointnurse - Sep 16, 2010
Oh my I love greens, will you share it with me Debbie?
user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Sep 16, 2010
I will have to look for the recipe.. i will post it when i find it. It is very similiar. No shrimp but it starts out frying down bacon and onions.Mixing the grits with water and cream plus adding cheese and greens, can be canned greens but my mom used to make it with fresh when i was gowning up. As soon as i find it i will post it.
user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Oct 31, 2010
Hi Linda..I finally found the grits and greens recipe . I will post it shortly =)
user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Feb 26, 2011
Congrats on the blue ribbon!!

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