Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

94 Reviews 12 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
berskine
Recipe by  berskine

“Great recipe for shrimp and grits.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

  1. Bring water, grits, and salt to a boil in a heavy saucepan with a lid. Stir in half-and-half and simmer until grits are thickened and tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and cayenne pepper; drizzle with lemon juice. Set aside in a bowl.
  3. Place andouille sausage slices in a large skillet over medium heat; fry sausage until browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  4. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Retain bacon drippings in skillet. Transfer bacon slices to paper towels, let cool, and crumble.
  5. Cook and stir green, red, and yellow bell peppers, onion, and garlic in the bacon drippings until the onion is translucent, about 8 minutes.
  6. Stir shrimp and cooked vegetables into the andouille sausage and mix to combine.
  7. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour to make a smooth paste. Turn heat to low and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is medium brown in color, 8 to 10 minutes. Watch carefully, mixture burns easily.
  8. Pour the butter-flour mixture into the skillet with andouille sausage, shrimp, and vegetables. Place the skillet over medium heat and pour in chicken broth, bacon and Worcestershire sauce, cooking and stirring until the sauce thickens and the shrimp become opaque and bright pink, about 8 minutes.
  9. Just before serving, mix sharp Cheddar cheese into grits until melted and grits are creamy and light yellow. Serve shrimp mixture over cheese grits.

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Reviews (94)

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Scentsy momma
60

Scentsy momma

This was freaking AHHHMAZING!!!! Possibly my BEST dinner ever. YUM

DawnSig
49

DawnSig

Can you say YUMMMMEEEEEEEE? This was fantastic. only thing I did different was omit the bacon since I forgot to buy it and I used queso cheese instead. Other than that the directions were right on the button and the flavors, well, YUMMMMEEEEEEEE!!!

WHMAMA1
48

WHMAMA1

Absolutely the BEST Shrimp and Grits I have ever made! My son does not like Shrimp and Grits but after trying this, his response was "This is how Shrimp and Grits should be made". All smiles in this household!!!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 620 cal
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 43.8 g
  • 67%
  • Carbs
  • 16.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 38.8 g
  • 78%
  • Cholesterol
  • 270 mg
  • 90%
  • Sodium
  • 1803 mg
  • 72%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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