Recipe: Shrimp & Grits is a Southern American classic that is hearty and wholesome

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author_img Sonali S Published :  23rd June 2020 05:37 PM   |   Published :   |  23rd June 2020 05:37 PM

Shrimp & Grits


·         2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

·         2 cups 2% milk

·         1/3 cup butter, cubed

·         3/4 teaspoon salt

·         1/2 teaspoon pepper

·         3/4 cup uncooked old-fashioned grits

·         1 cup shredded cheddar cheese



·         8 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped

·         1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

·         3 garlic cloves, minced

·         1 teaspoon Cajun or blackened seasoning

·         4 green onions, chopped



1.      In a large saucepan, bring the broth, milk, butter, salt, and pepper to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat. Cover and cook for 12-14 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese until melted. Set aside and keep warm.

2.      In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 4 teaspoons drippings. Saute the shrimp, garlic, and seasoning in drippings until shrimp turn pink. Serve with grits and sprinkle with onions.

(Shared by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, recipe by Chef Arnold Martinez based in Middleburg)