Grits a Ya Ya

Grits a Ya Ya

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"A friend of mine made this for a Mardi Gras dinner. It was so delicious, I just had to have the recipe."

Ingredients 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 839 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 839 kcal
  • 42%
  • Fat:
  • 70.5 g
  • 109%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 29.6 g
  • 59%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 322 mg
  • 107%
  • Sodium:
  • 1083 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the chicken stock to a boil in a saucepan over high heat.
  2. Slowly pour the grits into the stock while stirring constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to low; simmer until the grits are tender and thick, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in 1/4 cup heavy cream to thin the grits.
  5. Stir in the Gouda cheese and 1/4 cup butter until melted and smooth.
  6. While the grits are cooking, place the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium heat; cook until the bacon fat is rendered, about 3 minutes.
  7. Stir in the shallot and garlic; cooking and stirring until the shallots are tender, about 5 minutes.
  8. Pour in the white wine and stir in 3 tablespoons butter, cooking and stirring until the butter has melted.
  9. Drop the shrimp in the skillet; cook and stir until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 3 minutes.
  10. Stir in the spinach, mushrooms, and green onions; cook and stir until the spinach wilts, about 2 minutes more.
  11. Remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon.
  12. Stir in 2 cups heavy cream. Simmer until the cream is reduced by about a third, about 10 minutes.
  13. Season with hot sauce, salt, and pepper.
  14. Return the shrimp to the skillet to heat through.
  15. Serve shrimp and sauce over the prepared grits.
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  1. 36 Ratings


Yeah! I finally found a recipe that my entire family raved about. I made this as written for the most part, but used Velveeta shredded cheese in the grits. I thought this made the recipe even richer, so next time I will use cheddar or Gouda cheese. This is a very rich dish. This makes alot of sauce, so next time I will use 2lbs of shrimp and more spinach and mushrooms and get 2 meals out of one recipe. I don't think my family would frown over leftovers of this recipe.


This is amazing! absolutely delicious!- my husband went back for thirds. I will definitley make this again


I have never made or eaten grits before. I wasn't even sure what grits were or what they were made out of until I googled them. I used a yellow cornmeal to make them. I also didn't have cream, so I used homo milk instead. To thicken the sauce I added a bit of cornstarch mixed with cold water. Tasted great, although I felt like I was eating cream of wheat cereal for supper. lol