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Creamy Southern Shrimp and Cheese Grits

Creamy Southern Shrimp and Cheese Grits

  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Bella V.

Bella V.

I came up with this recipe when I couldn't find anything else that would satisfy my cravings for a gourmet shrimp and grits without spending a ton of money at restaurants. This is simple and delicious, and is made with things we mostly all have in our homes. Use chicken stock in grits, if you prefer.

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  • Calories:
  • 255 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 154 mg
  • 51%
  • Sodium:
  • 465 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan and slowly whisk in grits; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened and tender, 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir farmers cheese, goat cheese, and American cheese into grits until cheese has melted. Set grits aside and keep warm.
  2. Melt butter with vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir tomato, 2 green onions, and garlic in the hot skillet until the vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in bacon drippings until combined. Cook and stir shrimp with vegetables until bright pink, about 5 minutes; season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. Mix grits into shrimp mixture and stir in half-and-half until smooth. Simmer the mixture to blend flavors, about 5 minutes, and add sherry. Simmer 3 more minutes before adjusting salt and black pepper. Garnish with sliced green tops of 1 green onion before serving.
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hoboat
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hoboat

2/14/2013

Just tried it. If you're not a fan of goat cheese you'll need to omit it from the recipe as it will overpower everything else in the dish. I doubled the shrimp since 1/6 pound/person seemed a little light. Might go 2 1/2 pounds next time. With the exception of the shrimp, the proportions of the ingredients where great. Nice consistency, good presentation and very filling. Ours was served with a side of chilled asparagus.

Laura Bloomer Hoerth
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Laura Bloomer Hoerth

10/14/2013

I enjoyed this recipe. I prepared exactly as directed and wished it had a bit more flavor, but overall it was a nice, comforting dish. Next time, I would add more cheese and maybe a little red pepper flake for some heat. I needed to add quite a bit of salt to add flavor. Perhaps I will try the recommendation of cooking the grits in chicken stock next time to see if that adds more flavor.

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