Shrimp and Creamy Grits

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Try the shrimp and grits recipe from Recipes of Note the next time you're craving a classic Southern meal.

Shrimp and Creamy Grits from Recipes of Note


Yield: 6 servings

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup cream or heavy cream
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup stone-ground grits
  • 1½ pounds shrimp; deveined, peeled, cooked, and cooled to room temperature
  • 1 cup extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (add more or less to taste)

Bring the water, cream, butter, and salt to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low, and whisk in the grits. Simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until the grits are tender and creamy, stirring occasionally. Stir in the shrimp, cheese, and garlic. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Garnish with finely chopped chives or green onions. You may sauté the shrimp in butter and serve on top of the grits instead of adding to the grits. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipes of Note: A collection of recipes from the Greensboro Symphony GuildAdditional recipes from Recipes of Note that appeared originally with this one:
Summer Vegetable Gratin
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary Honey Vinaigrette

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2 Responses to Shrimp and Creamy Grits

  1. Jim Murray says:

    Grit and shrimp are the best ever!! The grits alone is a great recipe!

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