Southern Shrimp and Grits
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
I wanted to love this recipe. As a New England girl I am "new" to grits, but had an amazing shrimp and grits dish at a Disney restaurant so was excited to try this recipe. Being as I live in Maine, the "cajun seasoning" wasn't available in the store, but I have "Joe's Stuff" from the NOLA Cooking School so I substituted that (only 1/2 tsp), and after reading here, I used only 4 slices of bacon. Unfortunately, the overriding flavor of the shrimp part of the dish was just salt- neither my husband nor I enjoyed this (I rinsed the shrimp in broth and then quick seared in olive oil w/Joe's Stuff to make them edible). The grits (Trader Joe's brand) were fine, although I cut back on the salt for them (basically followed the proportions on the bag: 1.5c water, 1/2 c. grits. 1T butter, shake of salt, shake of pepper, simmer 20 mins, add 1/4 c milk and simmer 10 mins more or until liquid absorbs- then added cheese). The grits were pretty good, and I'll try making them again, but this is not the shrimp recipe for us.
My son and I ate this dish for super. It was delicious. I would make it again.
Just made this tonight for my family! We added pepper flakes for an extra kick and it was a success! Will always refer to this recipe from now on.
This recipe was soooo delicious. Made it to the T and it's now going to be a staple in my house. Never made grits this way and YUM! So easy to do and not many ingredients just like I like. Thanks for the recipe!!
Very salty. I think next time I will cut the salt that was added to the grits. That said, the flavor was definitely there and I enjoyed it!
This was delish! Made it last night and my husband wants it again tonight! We added asiago chees with the cheddar and also added some cooked kale in the grits. Collards would be good in them also. Grits tasted h ood enough to eat even without the shrimp. This recipe definitely a keeper!
We loved it! I just sprinkled a little bit of salt and pepper and went with the suggestion of using Old Bay to season shrimp along with garlic powder and fresh garlic! I will definitely make it again! Thank you!
Why do the recipes for grits say milk? How much, how do you alternate the ratio for milk and water?
This was really easy to make and was definitely a hit with my family. I ended up using 2 lbs of shrimp because it this is A LOT of grits and 1 lb didn't seem to be quite enough. I'd definitely say go with 2lbs of shrimp so there's a good shrimp to grits ratio. I'd also suggest cutting down or even eliminating the salt as it's just a bit on the salty side. Not enough to destroy the dish, but noticeable if you are someone who has to watch their salt intake and doesn't use a lot of salt on the regular. The broth, bacon, and old bay will give you all the seasoning you need for the dish to be flavorful. Outside of those tweaks this is a really really good dish and it will definitely be going into the Sunday game day rotation.
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