Jen's Georgia Country Style Shrimp n Grits

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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

Step-By-Step

1Fry bacon until crispy, drain, and set aside.
Save grease.
2Bring 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.
3For 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.
4Add 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.
5Spoon over the grits. Add the Chesapeake Bay Seasoning to the remaining bacon grease and drizzle over the dish.

About Jen's Georgia Country Style Shrimp n Grits

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