Momma's Shrimp and Cheese Grits

Momma's Shrimp and Cheese Grits

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"I have tried a number of shrimp and grits recipes, but have not found one I really like. So I decided to experiment a bit and created a simple but delicious recipe that will surely please the taste buds. In New Orleans we like our cayenne pepper, so use less if you don't like so much heat."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 419 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 419 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 32.4 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 25.4 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 260 mg
  • 87%
  • Sodium:
  • 991 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; stir grits and salt into the boiling water, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer grits until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  2. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a pan over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in green onions, cooking until green onions are wilted, another 4 minutes.
  3. Mix shrimp into the garlic and green onions and cook until shrimp are firm and pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Just before serving, mix 1/4 cup butter into the cooked grits, followed by processed cheese. Mix thoroughly until creamy and cheese is melted. Season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Place grits in a bowl, top with the shrimp, and pour pan sauce over shrimp and grits to serve.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Double, triple recipe as needed. This recipe is enough to serve 2 people generously but will easily convert to more servings.
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gloria
5/15/2012

This was delicious. I added more garlic and was scant on the cayenne since I'm not crazy about hot stuff. I used quick grits which require less water.

SKinBhamAL
4/22/2013

Wow. What a fabulous take on shrimp and grits. This is like you get in finer restaurants. The second time I prepared, I added 1/2 of a diced yellow pepper to the initial saute and a 1/2 a cup of diced ham when the shrimp went in. Used mild cheddar shredded instead of the processed cheese. The recipe is great as posted but will be fun to play around with. Thanks for posting.

tlfakes
1/26/2013

Overall, an OK dish. I really wish there was just a little more flavor. I kept thinking it needed some more sauce or something to take it up notch.