Cheesy Shrimp N’ Grits

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When i was first “introduced” to shrimp and grits…I was really unsure about it. My sister was a HUGE FAN of the dish but I didn’t like my first impression of it. It’s funny how our first impressions can ruin a lot of great experiences for us! Luckily, through my food and eating journey…I was reintroduced to shrimp n grits and thought that maybe there was a possibility my PERCEPTION of it was skewed by a shitty chef lol.I was right…and here’s why…

1) Shrimp n grits – not just for people who love the idea of combining shrimp and grits.

2) Shrimp n grits are cheesy, warm and comforting…and please do not associate this with your grannys breakfast edition of stale grits stuck to the bottom of a pot.It’s not the same.

3) Shrimp n grits are inexpensive, easy to make, easy to dress up and easy to dress down!

So, with that being said, thank you Tasha introducing me to my new favorite friend: Shrimp N Grits lol IMG_9972


INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups of instant grits
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1lb of large or jumbo shrimp
  • parsley for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
  • 3-6 strips of bacon COOKED. And save your grease because you will cook the shrimp in this!
  • 1 cup of green onions
  • 6 cups of chicken broth

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In a saucepan, combine butter, salt, pepper, chicken broth and instant grits.

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Next, add your cheddar cheese and just a splash of milk ( maybe less than half a cup- this is optional though). Stir in cheese and let the grits it on low.IMG_9966

While your grits are cooking on low, start your shrimp. Heat up your bacon grease and add shrimp and bits of parsley for color. IMG_9967

Add your Cajun seasoning, crushed red pepper and a little more parsley. IMG_9968

Once your grits and shrimp are finished, put it all together!IMG_9969

This is my husbands plate… i added extra cheese to the top of his grits then piled on shrimp, pieces of bacon, green onions and parsley! He absolutely loved it and below is my bowl!

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