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Lowcountry Shrimp and Cheese Grits

Lowcountry Shrimp and Cheese Grits

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This is a quick, delicious recipe that showcases shrimp AND grits at their best. I have had equally good results using fresh and frozen shrimp.

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  • Calories:
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.8g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 210 mg
  • 70%
  • Sodium:
  • 639 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. In a saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil. Stir in the quick grits and reduce the heat. Cook slowly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the garlic cheese until melted. Let sit for 2 to 4 minutes; keep warm.
  2. In a skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium heat. Saute the shrimp until pink. Stir in diced tomato and cook until tomato is heated through. Remove from heat and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spread the cheese grits on a warm platter. Top with shrimp mixture.
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this is SO good and SO easy! notes: i cooked the grits in 2 c. chicken broth and 1 c. half & half, instead of water. i sauteed some leeks (white part only) with garlic, then added the shrimp. right before the shrimp were done, i added about 1/4 c. chicken broth and the diced / seeded tomato; this gives the shrimp a "sauce". when serving, i garnished the grits with crumbled bacon, and the shrimp with thinly sliced green onion tops. have available tabasco-type sauce for those who like more spice. excellent recipe!


Pretty good. We couldn't find the garlic cheese spread at Kroger's store so we improvised and used a mixture of cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and garlic to taste. It turned out OKAY.


I love grits, shrimp and tomatoes so I thought I would like this but it was even better than I expected. I added a clove of garlic to the shrimp saute. Can't wait to make it again!