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Shrimp and Grits

August 12, 2011
by Jackie Garvin

Shrimp and Grits

Saute 1 sliced onion and 1 green bell pepper in 2 tablespoons bacon drippings until the vegetables are soft and starting to caramelize.

When veggies are ready, add two tablespoons flour, stir until flour has started to brown.

After flour has browned, slowly add 2 cups chicken or seafood stock stirring until thickened. Add peeled and deveined shrimp and cook until shrimp is pink, about 3 minutes.

Serve over cheese grits. A dash or two of Tabasco sauce is optional.

For grits:

2 cups chicken stock

2 cups milk

1 cup quick cooking grits

salt to taste

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Bring stock and milk to a boil.  Slowly pour in grits WHISKING constantly to prevent lumps.  After grits have started to thicken but are a little thinner than you would like the finished product to be, cover and remove form heat.  Let sit for at least 5 minutes.  Keep warm.  Just before serving, stir in cheese until melted.  Taste for salt.

For shrimp:

1 pound peeled and deveined wild caught shrimp (I use medium or large)

2 tbsps bacon drippings

1 onion, peeled and sliced thin

1 green bell pepper, sliced thin

2 tbsp. flour

2 cups stock, chicken or seafood

salt and pepper to taste

Tabasco sauce

Add bacon drippings to pan and heat.  Add onion and pepper slices and saute until soft and starting to caramelize.  Stir in flour and brown.    Slowly pour in stock, stir until thickened.  Add shrimp and cook until pink, about 3 minutes.  Taste for seasoning and adjust.  Serve over hot cheese grits.  Add Tabasco sauce if desired.

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  1. August 17, 2011 11:28 am

    I love shrimp and grits!! Your recipe is different than mine. I’ll have to give your recipe a try sometime soon.
    Hey do you happen to have a good seafood gumbo recipe??
    Ginger :)

    • August 17, 2011 1:27 pm

      I do make really good Seafood Gumbo but I haven’t worked up the recipe yet. I’ve got shrimp and crab shells in my freezer just waiting for me to make stock. Seafood Gumbo will be coming up real soon!

  2. August 18, 2011 8:08 am

    Like a true Southern cook, no recipe!! That’s why I haven’t been able to make any seafood gumbo.My Mee Maw had no recipe for her gumbo. I’ve tried to recreate it , but I’m just not that good yet! I’m looking forward to finally getting a seafood gumbo recipe.
    Ginger :)

    • August 18, 2011 8:13 am


      Isn’t that the God’s honest truth? I promise you that it’s coming up soon. I think I will go ahead and make my seafood stock today and refreeze it. I might even get the gumbo made as early as next week.

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