Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and Grits

Found a recipe at and made, with a few changes, see my notes. Delicious though, and definitely a keeper!
Category: Entrees Prep. Method:  
Course: Dinner Calories:  
Cuisine: American Serves: 0

2 cups water
1-14.5 oz can chicken broth
3/4 cup half and half
3/4 teaspoons salt
1 cup regular grits (I used quick grits and they were fine)
3⁄4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1⁄2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper
3 slices bacon
1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 cup flour
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1⁄2 cup sliced green onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1⁄2 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1⁄4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually whisk in grits; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until thickened; add cheddar cheese and next 4 ingredients; set aside but keep warm.

Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserve 1 tablespoon of drippings in skillet; crumble bacon and set aside.

Sprinkle shrimp with pepper and salt; dredge in flour.

Saute mushrooms in hot drippings in skillet 5 minutes, or until tender; add green onions and saute 2 minutes; add shrimp and garlic and saute 2 minutes or until shrimp are lightly brown; stir in chicken broth, lemon juice and hot sauce and cook 2 more minutes, stirring to loosen browned bits from skillet.

Divide grits into 4 large, shallow soup bowls; divide shrimp mixture into four servings and place on top of grits; top each serving with crumbled bacon and serve with lemon wedges.

Stacy's Notes: Made April 2016, mostly as directed (did use quick grits I keep), except I used about 1 cup of broth at the end and didn't have fresh mushrooms. It made more sauce, but it still needed more (at least for me!). It was delicious though, so definitely make again!
Rating: ()   printed on: October 27, 2020
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