Shrimp and Grits

Paula S.


At one time this dish was just a "make do" dish when food was scarce and left-overs were turned into meals. However, this delicious dish is now served at some of the finest restaurants in the south. After having this in a restaurant in New Orleans, I searched the web to find a recipe that seems to mimic what I tasted. I found this one and changed a few things. It is sooooooo good and so easy to prepare. Serve with a nice salad and a glass of tea........YUM!!!
OPTIONAL: when I make grits, I usually add cheese, salt, and garlic powder.

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These shrimp and grits are very easy to make, and big on flavor! It's very smooth with a bit of a sweet flavor (probably from the pepper). I really liked frying the grits. It gave them a bit of crunch and made for a really nice presentation.

Paula called for a pot, so I made six servings of grits and I fried them in a bit of butter (that adds to the flavor too!). The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 3 votes

10 Min
30 Min
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pot grits, cooked and chilled in loaf pan
2 Tbsp
chopped red bell pepper
large onion, chopped
2 Tbsp
chicken broth
large peeled shrimp
clove garlic, minced


cayenne pepper or louisiana hot sauce to taste

How to Make Shrimp and Grits


  • 1Cut two slices off the loaf of chilled grits. Season with salt and pepper and pan-fry; keep warm.
  • 2Melt butter in saute pan and cook pepper, onion, and garlic until soft.
  • 3Whisk flour in pan with veggies. When browned, thin with chicken broth until sauce is desired thickness.
  • 4Add shrimp to pan. Cook until shrimp are pink and done, but no longer than 3 minutes.
  • 5Put fried grits on 2 plates and top with shrimp sauce.
  • 6Have Cayenne pepper, Louisiana Hot Sauce, or your favorite hot seasoning on hand for individuals to use as desired.

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About Shrimp and Grits

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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