Garlic Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

Garlic Shrimp and Cheesy Grits


"Shrimp cooked with garlic and onion are served over garlic cheese grits. This is a dish for garlic lovers. Serve with garlic bread, or your preference of bread."

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 268 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 268 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 15.3 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 10g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 155 mg
  • 52%
  • Sodium:
  • 665 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring chicken broth, milk, and 1 teaspoon garlic to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in grits, reduce heat to low, and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and thoroughly mix in Cheddar cheese; season with salt and black pepper. Set grits aside and keep warm.
  3. Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and 2 teaspoons garlic until softened and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir shrimp into onion mixture and cook until shrimp are pink and no longer translucent in the center, about 5 more minutes. Stir in hot pepper sauce.
  5. Serve grits in a large serving bowl topped with shrimp mixture.
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  1. 23 Ratings

Parts Honey

OMG One of the best dishes I have make in a long time. So good. I highly recommend. And so easy to make.


This was great! I added 1/4 cup more milk to the grits, as my grits label said 3 cups liquid to 3/4 cup grits - was glad I did that, or they would have been too thick. I added 1/4 tsp. salt + 1/4 tsp. pepper to the finished grits. I used 1 bunch chopped *green* onions instead of regular, along with 1 chopped red bell pepper, and sauteed that and the garlic before adding the shrimp. I added 1/8 cup white wine to the mixture while cooking. When the shrimp were finished, I sprinkled salt & pepper over it all, then served the grits over fresh greens to make them wilt a little bit, and added the shrimp to the top. Fabulous! Thanks for the recipe!

Greenleaf Faerie

Since there were two components to this recipe, I had to average out my rating. I could only give 2 stars. Although the final taste of the grits were very good, I had to add 3/4 cup more liquid to have them come out correct. With 3 cups liquid, they would have finished hard instead of cooked through. With regard to the shrimp recipe, 1 onion is way too much onion. I liked the garlic but they really needed salt and pepper to elevate the taste. Garlic powder may have functioned better than minced garlic with the shrimp. A dash of hot pepper couldn't save them. I really wanted to like this and I think you've got a good start but, as written, your recipe didn't work for us. Thank you.