Jen's Georgia Country Style Shrimp n Grits

Jen Smallwood

By
@usmcmom1

this recipe is very special to me - as this recipe was picked and printed in the Blue Crab Bay Co.'s 2014 Calendar. Since then - I've had it published in 2 magazines; it seems it's not just one of my family's favorite - but some others like it as well.

I hope if you try it - that you & yours enjoy it too...


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Serves:

4 servings

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

8 slice
smoked bacon
4 c
water
2 c
plus 2 tbsp. heavy cream, divided
2 c
grits (not instant)
2 1/2 tsp
salt, divided
1 1/2 tsp
fresh ground pepper, divided
1/2 c
butter
2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
2 clove
garlic cloves, minced
1 small
onion, diced
1-2
green onions, chopped
1 lb
shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails attached
1
lemon, juiced
1/2 tsp
smoked paprika
1 tsp
dried parsley flakes
1-2 tsp
chesapeake bay seasoning

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Fry bacon until crispy, drain, and set aside.
Save grease.
2
Bring water and 2 cups of heavy cream to a steady boil in a medium saucepan. Whisk in grits, 2 teaspoons of salt and a teaspoon of pepper. Reduce the heat to medium, place the butter on top of grits, and cover. Continue cooking for about 20 minutes; stirring frequently.
3
For the shrimp:
Heat the oil and garlic in a large saucepan. Saute' the onion and green onion with the remaining salt & pepper over medium heat until softened.
4
Add the shrimp, and pour the lemon juice, paprika and parsley over them. Cook thoroughly. Add remaining heavy cream and half of the bacon grease. Simmer for a few minutes.
5
Spoon over the grits. Add the Chesapeake Bay Seasoning to the remaining bacon grease and drizzle over the dish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy