Shrimp and Grits

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Feb. 15, 2013

This recipe comes to us from the southern arm of our family tree. We're northern Canuck's through and through - but love grits! Usually with Maple syrup... However this Shrimp and Grits recipe is one of our faves!


Chicken stock 4 1/2 Cup (72 tbs)
Grits 1 Cup (16 tbs) (((preferably stone
Grated sharp cheddar cheese 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Hot sauce To Taste
Pepper To Taste
Fresh shrimp 1 Pound
Bacon slices 6
Sliced mushrooms 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Chopped green onion 1 Cup (16 tbs) , finely chopped
Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
Lemon juice 4 Teaspoon



1. In a saucepan pour chicken stock and bring it to a boil on high heat.

2. Slowly sprinkle the grits into the stock while whisking. When all the grits have been added, continue stirring and reduce heat to low until only an occasional bubble breaks the surface.

3. Stir frequently and continue cooking for 30 to 40 minutes.

4. Add butter, hot sauce, pepper and cheese. Give it a good stir. Keep warm until the shrimp are cooked.

5. Heat a frying pan and saute bacon lightly in it.

6. Add shrimp and spread it evenly. Turn shrimp as they start to color.

7. Add the mushrooms and saute for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

8. Add the green onions and garlic paste. Stir to combine.

9. Season with lemon juice, and a few dashes of hot sauce.


10. Serve shrimp over the grits

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 55 Minutes
Ready In: 55 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 512Calories from Fat 168

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.8%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 758 mg31.58%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 40 g80%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet