Grilled Shrimp & Cheesy Bacony Grits

Monica Keleher

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@MonicaKeleher

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!

Thanks
Monica


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Ingredients

1 lb
shrimp, cleaned and deviened
4
slices of slab bacon cut into lardons, keep the bacon fat
1
lemon
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)
2
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
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

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ingredients pic
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I 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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Season 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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Cook 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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Spoon the grits in a bowl, add bacon, more cheese top with the shrimp and scallions.
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Yum!

About this Recipe

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