Classic Carolina Shrimp and Grits! Serve with lemon wedges.

Matt

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a saucepan and slowly whisk in grits, followed by salt and black pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer the grits until tender and thickened, about 30 minutes.

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  • Stir 1 tablespoon unsalted butter into grits, season with more salt and black pepper if needed, and remove from heat. Cover pan and keep grits warm.

  • Sprinkle shrimp with salt and black pepper. Melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir shrimp, garlic, and cayenne pepper until shrimp are pink and no longer translucent inside, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Stir 2 tablespoons water into shrimp and mix in lemon juice and parsley. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper if desired.

  • Portion cooked grits into serving bowls and top with shrimp and sauce; serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 19.6g 39% DV; carbohydrates 8.2g 3% DV; fat 9.8g 15% DV; cholesterol 195.5mg 65% DV; sodium 877.2mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2013
I used quick cooking grits cooked following direction on package then added butter 1/4 cup romano cheese 2 tsp lemon juice salt & pepper. Next time more lemon in the grits. Omitted the cayenne from the shrimp. Still delicious! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/16/2013
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2013
I used quick cooking grits cooked following direction on package then added butter 1/4 cup romano cheese 2 tsp lemon juice salt & pepper. Next time more lemon in the grits. Omitted the cayenne from the shrimp. Still delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2013
I had no idea such an easy recipe could make such great shrimp & grits! I always thought a lot of cream had to be involved in order to make this dish tasty. This will be my new go-to recipe. I didn't have fresh parsley so I used dry and it still came out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2013
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2014
Very yummy. I added lemon zest to the grits and over-did it a bit. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2013
Very delicious! Didn't add lemon juice (personal preference). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2013
Dee-lish! I also used the quick-cooking grits my weekly mainstay and added the butter salt and pepper as directed. Just as excellent. I would make sure to finely mince the garlic so not to disturb the texture. Everything else perfect as directed. Will make many times again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2016
I sweated a bunch chopped green onions in butter added 1 minced garlic juice of two lemons 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes used 2pounds shrimp 8 oz grueyre and a cup cheddar. Served topped with crumbled bacon and green onion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2014
This was awesome. Instead of grits I used garlic and herb homemade potatoes even my 3 year old asked for seconds. (: Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2015
Great and quick recipe will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/16/2013
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