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Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars
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"Classic Carolina Shrimp and Grits! Serve with lemon wedges."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 197
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir 2 tablespoons water into shrimp and mix in lemon juice and parsley. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Portion cooked grits into serving bowls and top with shrimp and sauce; serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 197 calories; 9.8 8.2 19.6 195 877 Full nutrition

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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 cay...

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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 cay...

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. ...

Very yummy. I added lemon zest to the grits and over-did it a bit. Will definitely make again.

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 d...

Very delicious! Didn't add lemon juice (personal preference).

Great and quick recipe will definitely make this again.

This was awesome. Instead of grits I used garlic and herb homemade potatoes even my 3 year old asked for seconds. (:

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