Creamy Southern Shrimp and Cheese Grits1 Reviews
- Prep: 25 min
- Cook: 25 min
- Ready In: 50 min
“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.” - by Bella V.
Original recipe yields 6 servings
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 255 cal
- 16.4 g
- 6.7 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (1)Rate This Recipe
"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 l..." See moreight. 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."
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