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southern style blackened shrimp & grits

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Debbie Elliott Vair
Wake Forest, NC

This is an amazing recipe made with local wild-caught North Carolina shrimp & farm-fresh organic eggs that will always keep you coming back for more. It's quick easy and healthy. One taste and you will never eat shrimp and grits any other way! #withlovefromchefvair

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The flavors in this blackened shrimp and grits are so perfect, each bite is a party in your mouth. This is a true Southern or Cajun dish. The blackened shrimp are seasoned just right. No seasoning overpowers another. You taste the blackened seasoning, pepper, red pepper, and cayenne. Served over creamy grits with a gently poached egg, you could have this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It's an impressive meal that's very easy to make. This recipe takes shrimp and grits to the next level.

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★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For southern style blackened shrimp & grits

  • 24 lg
    shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 3 Tbsp
    blackened seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    coarse sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    cracked peppercorn
  • 1/8 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 2 sprig
    fresh oregano
  • 1/8 tsp
    paprika, hot
  • 2 c
    quick cooking grits (plus ingredients per package)
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 2 c
  • 8 lg

How To Make southern style blackened shrimp & grits

  • Shrimp marinating in a bag.
    Peel and devein your shrimp. Place them in a large Ziploc bag. Drizzle the olive oil into the bag. Add the salt, peppercorns, blackened spice, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, paprika, and salt. Place in the refrigerator to mariade for 10 minutes.
  • Preparing grits in a saucepan.
    Prepare your grits according to the package directions.
  • Shrimp cooking in a pan.
    In a large skillet, add the butter. Turn heat to medium-high and cook your shrimp 1-2 minutes per side.
  • Shrimp flipped and continuing to cook in the pan.
    Do not overcook the shrimp.
  • Poaching eggs in a saucepan.
    While the shrimp are cooking, add water to another saucepan. Over medium-high heat, bring the water to a gentle boil and poach the eggs.
  • Removing poached egg from the water.
    Remove the eggs from the saucepan and place on a plate until ready to serve.
  • Spooning sauce over the shrimp and grits.
    To serve, place your grits in the bottom of the bowl. Top the with 6 blackened shrimp, 2 poached eggs, and the sauce from the shrimp.