SOUTHERN SHRIMP AND GRITS – The Southern Girl Cooks

Shrimp and Grits is a basic Southern dish filled with taste. Creamy grits, topped with scrumptious sauteed shrimp and topped with bacon. You may’t go mistaken with this dish!

Shrimp and Grits

In the event you love this basic dish of Shrimp and Grits, additionally, you will love this Southern Red Rice. It’s a basic from Charleston and completely scrumptious.

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

This dish is loaded in taste however doesn’t take hours, which is all the time an enormous plus. This dish was primarily a breakfast dish for a very long time, however many individuals now get pleasure from it for dinner. So many issues we love bout this dish however the taste is fantastic and the grits are creamy. This dish is a Southern favourite and has been round a very long time for a motive.

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Bacon
  • Medium or giant shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Bacon drippings
  • Butter
  • Inexperienced onion
  • Inexperienced pepper
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Cajun seasoning (try our recipe to make your own Cajun seasoning)
  • Black pepper
  • Scorching sauce or pinch cayenne
  • Grits:
  • Milk (can use entire or 2 per cent)
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Old style grits – NOT prompt
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to style

SWAPS

You may swap out the cheese to completely different flavors should you like, however the sharp cheddar provides it a great style. Some individuals don’t like celery, so go away it out should you like. You should use turkey bacon if you would like a lower-fat dish, however the pork bacon, cooked to a crisp, is our favourite.

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

This dish may be very simple to make, and you may make the grits when you prepare dinner the shrimp!

PREPARATIONS

Arrange your entire elements makes it a lot simpler.

COOKING STEPS

Step 1
Prepare dinner the bacon, take away from pan and put aside.  Mix two tablespoons bacon drippings, 1 tablespoon butter, inexperienced onion, inexperienced pepper, celery, garlic, Cajun seasoning, and black pepper in a skillet and prepare dinner till greens are tender.  About 8 to 10 minutes.  Add shrimp and sizzling sauce or cayenne and prepare dinner about 4 extra minutes till shrimp are accomplished.  Put aside and put together grits

Step 2
Put milk, butter and salt in a saucepan and produce to a boil.  Utilizing a whisk and stirring always add the grits somewhat at a time.  This retains the grits from clumping.  Decrease the warmth, cowl and prepare dinner 5 to 6 minutes or till grits thicken.  Take away from warmth and progressively stir in cheddar cheese.  Stir till cheese melts. 

HOW TO PLATE

Put a number of spoonfuls of grits in a bowl and layer some shrimp combination excessive.  Crumble bacon on prime of the shrimp and garnish with chopped inexperienced onions.

Shrimp and Grits

⭐TIP

If grits get too thick you may all the time add somewhat water to skinny them, however we truly like them to have somewhat thicker consistency. It’s all about what your loved ones likes.

We additionally use Outdated Usual Grits, not prompt. The Outdated Usual Grits is the way in which to go on this recipe.

You may additionally love these Garlic Cheese Grits, this recipe is fantastic.

Go for the bigger shrimp when making this dish. We additionally like good bacon; it’s simply value it to splurge somewhat and get nice elements for this basic.

OTHER SHRIMP DISHES

In the event you like to prepare dinner with shrimp, try these different scrumptious dishes your loved ones will love!

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you serve shrimp and grits for breakfast or dinner?

We serve it for each! It’s a beautiful brunch dish too.

Do you employ giant or small shrimp?

Both, however we propose getting the bigger shrimp.

STORING AND REHEATING

We retailer this in an hermetic container and simply reheat within the microwave.

SERVING SIZE

That is about 4-6 servings, relying on how huge of a plate you serve. You may simply double this recipe for a bigger group.

Southern Shrimp and Grits

Anne Walkup

Shrimp and Grits are a standard southern dish your loved ones will love. Creamy grits made with sharp cheddar cheese, topped with sauteed shrimp and bacon. This one is a winner! Nice critiques.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 25 minutes

Complete Time 35 minutes

Course Principal Course

Delicacies American, southern

  • 3 to 4 slices bacon
  • 1 pound medium or giant shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped inexperienced onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped inexperienced pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • few drops sizzling sauce or pinch cayenne

Grits:

  • 2 1/3 cups milk can use entire or 2 per cent
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup quaint grits
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to style
  • Prepare dinner the bacon, take away from pan and put aside.

  • Mix two tablespoons bacon drippings, 1 tablespoon butter, inexperienced onion, inexperienced pepper, celery, garlic, Cajun seasoning, and black pepper in a skillet and prepare dinner till greens are tender. About 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Add shrimp and sizzling sauce or cayenne and prepare dinner about 4 extra minutes till shrimp are accomplished. Put aside and put together grits.

Grits Directions

  • Put milk, butter and salt in a saucepan and produce to a boil. Utilizing a whisk and stirring always add the grits somewhat at a time. This retains the grits from clumping.

  • Decrease the warmth, cowl and prepare dinner 5 to 6 minutes or till grits thicken.

  • Take away from warmth and progressively stir in cheddar cheese. Stir till cheese melts. (If grits get too thick you may all the time add somewhat water to skinny.)

  • Put a number of spoonfuls of grits in a bowl and layer a few of the shrimp combination excessive. Crumble bacon on prime of the shrimp and garnish with chopped inexperienced onions.

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