Shrimp And Cheese Grits - Good Ol' Southern Comfort Food

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Jun. 27, 2017

One of my families favorites during vacations this is shrimp over cheese grits.


For shrimp
Thick bacon slice 6 , dice
Bacon fat 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (((((((((((((reserved)))))))))))))
All purpose flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chopped onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chopped celery 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Green bell pepper 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Fresh thyme/Dried thyme 1 Tablespoon
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm) , mince
Seafood stock 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Grand diamond all purpose seasoning To Taste
Raw shrimp 2 Pound
Smoked paprika 3/4 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Black pepper To Taste
Chopped fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon
Lemon 1/2 , juice extracted
For grits
Low sodium chicken stock/Seafood stock 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Grits 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Grated cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Seasoning/Choice of seasoning To Taste
For garnish
Crispy bacon bits 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (((sprinkle)))
Chopped green onions 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (((sprinkle)))



1.Chop the bell peppers, onions, celery, garlic, green onions and parsley. Set aside. Chop the bacon.


1.Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the bacon until crispy, remove the bacon from the skillet using a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.

2.Measure out 1/3 cup of the rendered bacon fat. Pour the measured bacon fat back into the skillet and keep the heat over medium-high heat.

3.Sauté the onions, green peppers, and celery for about 3 to 5 minutes.

4.Whisk in the seafood stock. Whisk until the sauce is combined and the flour is dissolved.

5.Add the shrimp and cook just until the shrimp turn pink, about 5 minutes. Finally, stir in the lemon juice and fresh parsley.

6. Bring the stock and milk to a boil in medium sauce pot over medium-high heat. Quickly whisk the liquid while pouring in the grits. Stir in the grated cheese and season to taste.

7.Place some of the cheese grits on the bottom of a bowl, ladle some of the shrimp over the grits and top with bacon, green onions.


8. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4