Shrimp cooked with garlic and onion are served over garlic cheese grits. This is a dish for garlic lovers. Serve with garlic bread, or your preference of bread.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring chicken broth, milk, and 1 teaspoon garlic to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in grits, reduce heat to low, and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.

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  • Remove from heat and thoroughly mix in Cheddar cheese; season with salt and black pepper. Set grits aside and keep warm.

  • Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and 2 teaspoons garlic until softened and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir shrimp into onion mixture and cook until shrimp are pink and no longer translucent in the center, about 5 more minutes. Stir in hot pepper sauce.

  • Serve grits in a large serving bowl topped with shrimp mixture.

Nutrition Facts

267.7 calories; protein 22g 44% DV; carbohydrates 10g 3% DV; fat 15.3g 24% DV; cholesterol 154.8mg 52% DV; sodium 664.7mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2012
This was great! I added 1/4 cup more milk to the grits, as my grits label said 3 cups liquid to 3/4 cup grits - was glad I did that, or they would have been too thick. I added 1/4 tsp. salt + 1/4 tsp. pepper to the finished grits. I used 1 bunch chopped *green* onions instead of regular, along with 1 chopped red bell pepper, and sauteed that and the garlic before adding the shrimp. I added 1/8 cup white wine to the mixture while cooking. When the shrimp were finished, I sprinkled salt & pepper over it all, then served the grits over fresh greens to make them wilt a little bit, and added the shrimp to the top. Fabulous! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/23/2013
Since there were two components to this recipe I had to average out my rating. I could only give 2 stars. Although the final taste of the grits were very good I had to add 3/4 cup more liquid to have them come out correct. With 3 cups liquid they would have finished hard instead of cooked through. With regard to the shrimp recipe 1 onion is way too much onion. I liked the garlic but they really needed salt and pepper to elevate the taste. Garlic powder may have functioned better than minced garlic with the shrimp. A dash of hot pepper couldn't save them. I really wanted to like this and I think you've got a good start but as written your recipe didn't work for us. Thank you. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2012
This was great! I added 1/4 cup more milk to the grits, as my grits label said 3 cups liquid to 3/4 cup grits - was glad I did that, or they would have been too thick. I added 1/4 tsp. salt + 1/4 tsp. pepper to the finished grits. I used 1 bunch chopped *green* onions instead of regular, along with 1 chopped red bell pepper, and sauteed that and the garlic before adding the shrimp. I added 1/8 cup white wine to the mixture while cooking. When the shrimp were finished, I sprinkled salt & pepper over it all, then served the grits over fresh greens to make them wilt a little bit, and added the shrimp to the top. Fabulous! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2012
OMG One of the best dishes I have make in a long time. So good. I highly recommend. And so easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/23/2013
Since there were two components to this recipe I had to average out my rating. I could only give 2 stars. Although the final taste of the grits were very good I had to add 3/4 cup more liquid to have them come out correct. With 3 cups liquid they would have finished hard instead of cooked through. With regard to the shrimp recipe 1 onion is way too much onion. I liked the garlic but they really needed salt and pepper to elevate the taste. Garlic powder may have functioned better than minced garlic with the shrimp. A dash of hot pepper couldn't save them. I really wanted to like this and I think you've got a good start but as written your recipe didn't work for us. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2012
Wow!!!!! Good Stuff! Being from the north I had never had shrimp and grits before so I was really impressed at how easy and delicious these where. This recipe will now be in my rotation for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2013
These were really really good. I think the trick is to use real chicken stock not the canned stuff. I had some stock that I froze last time I did a chicken and used it for this recipe. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2014
This is actually a pretty good recipe except for the liquid ratio being off for the grits. Like some others I added an extra cup of milk (I used whole) and the grits came out great. I also added a whole onion and a squeeze of lemon to the shrimp topping. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2014
Easy and yummy!!! Like others I added 4 cups liquid (2 cups milk&1 cups broth) to one cup grits. Other than that no changes made. Hubby loved it and had two helpings! Will make again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2012
Very good. I shouldn't have added any salt to the grits because they were a little too salty (I didn't try them before I salted and I knew better!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2012
This is a wonderful recipe my wife and I made it last night exactly as it was written. We used a pound of of large gulf shrimp which is perfect for the two of us. served it over the wonderful creamy cheesy grits with a side of fresh buttered carrots.We will use this recipe again and again. Think You (the husband) Read More
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