Grilled Shrimp & Cheesy Bacony Grits

Monica Keleher


I had initially planned on using the shrimp for another dish, but wanted something different. Someone suggested Shrimp and Grits, so here is my version. It came out fantastic, was a huge hit with the little men in my life! Woohoo! Hope you love it as much as we did!


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1 lb
shrimp, cleaned and deviened
slices of slab bacon cut into lardons, keep the bacon fat
4 c
chicken stock
1/4 c
light cream, or milk
1 c
corn meal, i had white so that's what i used either is fine)
garlic cloves minced, or garlic powder
handful of parsley chopped
green onions chopped green part only
cajun seasoning, sprinkle on shrimp
salt and pepper
reserved bacon fat
2 c
cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp


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2I cooked the bacon in the pan removed it and then added the chicken stock and boiled it. Then I added the cormeal and stirred until it thickened. Added the butter and cheese took off the heat and added the cream, salt and pepper, garlic and parsley

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3Season the shrimp with salt, pepper, lemon, garlic cajun seasoning and I poured some of the bacon fat over instead of olive oil.

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4Cook the shrimp on both sides on a grill pan until pink on both sided. Or on the grill if weather allows

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5Spoon the grits in a bowl, add bacon, more cheese top with the shrimp and scallions.

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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Hashtags: #shrimp, #cornmeal, #Grits