CHEESY SHRIMP AND GRITS



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Shrimp and grits with cheese.

Provided by Mr. du

Categories     Side Dish     Grain Side Dish Recipes     Grits

Time 1h

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 11

4 cups water
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 cup stone-ground grits
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons butter
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 slices bacon, chopped
1 cup thinly sliced scallions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 large clove garlic, minced
4 teaspoons lemon juice
Calories448.8 calories
Carbohydrate23.4 g
Cholesterol188.7 mg
Fat25.8 g
Fiber0.9 g
Protein30 g
SaturatedFat14.8 g
Sodium704.8 mg
Sugar0.9 g

Steps:

  • Bring water to a boil in a pot. Add salt and pepper. Stir in grits; reduce heat and let simmer until water is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Cheddar cheese and butter.
  • Rinse shrimp and pat dry.
  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels.
  • Heat remaining bacon grease in the skillet over medium heat. Cook shrimp until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, 3 to 4 minutes. Add bacon, scallions, parsley, garlic, and lemon juice. Saute for 3 minutes.
  • Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture and mix well. Serve immediately.

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