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shrimp and grits

(11 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Linda Franklin
Roanoke, VA

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Super smooth and satisfying, we really enjoyed this shrimp and grits recipe. It's made with very simple ingredients and doesn't have a lot of spice. So if you don't like things spicy, this recipe is for you. Lemon and butter are the perfect complements to the sweet shrimp. Onion and garlic add just enough flavor. Make sure to serve an ample amount of grits... the cheese makes them super creamy. A delicious and simple recipe for a special brunch or dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(11 ratings)
yield 2 -3
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For shrimp and grits

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    grits quick cooking
  • 1 c
    grated sharp cheese
  • 1/2 stick
  • 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

How To Make shrimp and grits

Test Kitchen Tips
Be careful to not overcook the shrimp or they will be tough. When they curl and turn pink, take the skillet off the burger. We added a touch of salt and pepper to both the shrimp and grits. Also, we added 2 Tbsp of butter to the grits for a little more flavor.
  • Adding cheese to cooked grits.
    Cook grits as per directions; add cheese.
  • Keeping cooked grits warm.
    Reduce heat to warm while preparing shrimp.
  • Sauteeing garlic and onions in melted butter.
    Melt butter. Saute garlic and onions until softened.
  • Shrimp added to the skillet.
    Add shrimp.
  • Adding lemon juice and parsley.
    Toss in parsley and lemon juice.
  • Shrimp placed on top of a bowl of grits.
    Place grits on warmed plates and top with shrimp. Enjoy!