Shrimp & Grits

I finally did it. I have had Shrimp and Grits up and down the East Coast, and I finally gave a shot! I cooked them for myself and my family. As most recipes do, it turned out much easier than expected. Sometimes you just have to give it shot, I am glad I did. I found this recipe on the internet, it is actually by Bobby Flay. You already know this is going to be delicious…..


Shrimp And Grits

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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What you’ll need:

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup grits
3 tbsp butter
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6 slices of bacon, chopped
4 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 cup thinly sliced scallions
1 clove garlic, minced
​salt and pepper

Panfry the bacon and cut into small pieces. Then bring 4 cups of water to a boil, add salt and pepper. Add grits and cook for 20 to 25 minutes. Next pat shrimp dry and sauté them until the shrimp are pink in the bacon grease.
Add bacon, lemon juice, garlic, parsley and scallions to the shrimp and sauté for 3 minutes. When the grits are done, remove them from the heat and stir in the cheddar cheese..
Yes, you read correctly! This is all! Super simple and amazingly delicious…Bon Apetit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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