Southern Style Blackened Shrimp & Grits

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Debbie Elliott Vair
from 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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Saute

Ingredients

  • 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
    butter
  • 2 c
    water
  • 8 lg
    eggs
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How To Make

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    Prepare your grits according to the package directions.
  • 3
    In a large skillet, add the butter. Turn heat to medium-high and cook your shrimp 1-2 minutes per side.
  • 4
    Do not overcook the shrimp.
  • 5
    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.
  • 6
    Remove the eggs from the saucepan and place on a plate until ready to serve.
  • 7
    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.
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