Lowcountry style shrimp and grits at its best!

Diane
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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 chicken broth and evaporated milk to a boil in a large saucepan; stir in grits and salt and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer grits until thick, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup Cheddar cheese until melted. Set grits aside and keep warm.

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  • Cook and stir bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a bowl. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings from the skillet and cook and stir shrimp, green bell pepper, and onion in bacon drippings until shrimp are bright pink and no longer translucent inside and green pepper is tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir bacon into shrimp mixture.

  • Spread grits into a serving dish, top with shrimp mixture, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Cheddar cheese for garnish.

Nutrition Facts

508 calories; 31.4 g total fat; 255 mg cholesterol; 1130 mg sodium. 16.6 g carbohydrates; 38.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2012
This was a delicious and simple dish to make. I followed this recipe almost exactly. Only made a few minor changes. I only made enough for one to start. I cooked the white grits according to the package and when they were done I put in a pat of butter and a good sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. I also added minced garlic to the onion green pepper mixture. When the shrimp where done I added a 1/4 cup of chicken broth (to loosen the bits from the pan). At the very end I added a handful of grated cheddar and a sprinkle of Old Bay to the shrimp. I wish I could say that my whole family loved it but alas...they dont like seafood. I however thought it was wonderful!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2013
Good recipe - I didn't add any additional seasoning to the shrimp and for us it was a little bland. I couldn't bring myself to add a whole cup of cheese to the grits either - so overall if you really want a flavor punch I think the other reviewers that ramped up the shrimp seasoning had it right. I'll do that next time and will season the grits a little more to make up for the flavor lost by not adding a whole cup of cheese. Otherwise it was pretty good. I am still trying to come close to the flavor of the shrimp and grits and I had at Pisces Rising in Mt Dora Florida. This doesn't quite capture the lushness of that dish. Read More
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52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2012
This was a delicious and simple dish to make. I followed this recipe almost exactly. Only made a few minor changes. I only made enough for one to start. I cooked the white grits according to the package and when they were done I put in a pat of butter and a good sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. I also added minced garlic to the onion green pepper mixture. When the shrimp where done I added a 1/4 cup of chicken broth (to loosen the bits from the pan). At the very end I added a handful of grated cheddar and a sprinkle of Old Bay to the shrimp. I wish I could say that my whole family loved it but alas...they dont like seafood. I however thought it was wonderful!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2012
This was a delicious and simple dish to make. I followed this recipe almost exactly. Only made a few minor changes. I only made enough for one to start. I cooked the white grits according to the package and when they were done I put in a pat of butter and a good sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. I also added minced garlic to the onion green pepper mixture. When the shrimp where done I added a 1/4 cup of chicken broth (to loosen the bits from the pan). At the very end I added a handful of grated cheddar and a sprinkle of Old Bay to the shrimp. I wish I could say that my whole family loved it but alas...they dont like seafood. I however thought it was wonderful!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2012
Yummy! Hit with the whole family. I used chicken bullion and water since I didn't have broth. Green peppers are not my friend so they were omitted. I used chopped green onions to replace the chopped onion and it added a lovely color. Also added old bay to the shrimp and a bit of cayenne. Tasted like it was a lot harder work than it was. Love that it's good for breakfast lunch or dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2012
LOVED this recipe! Nice creamy and easy and no tomatoes:) As always I made a few changes but they were simple. I cooked the bacon whole and saved to sprinkle on top; added minced garlic to the pepper and onion cooked that down and added about 2 TBSP of flour before adding the shrimp (which I increased to 2 lbs jumbo-precooked); lastly I used water instead of chicken broth for my grits (personal preference). This recipe is a keeper for sure-Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2013
This shrimp and grits was so delicious and very easy to make! I added cajun seasoning to the shrimp to give it more kick! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2014
This was my first attempt at grits...and I loved it...of course added a little Italian twist. The changes were actually from my son's girlfriend from down South. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2014
Fantastic! I loved this recipe. Cheese shrimp and bacon what's not to love about that? I didn't have any evaporated milk so I just used extra chicken broth. I will make this again.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2014
Added mushrooms to mine was amazing very little that. I wanted to change about it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2015
I REALLY enjoyed this! I did make a few minor adjustments - I used a mixture of red and orange bell pepper, as we don't care for green pepper. I cooked the bacon slightly, then added the peppers, onion and 1 diced portabella mushroom (the big kind). Once the veggies and bacon were cooked, I removed it to a bowl, then proceeded to cook the shrimp, adding a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. When the grits were almost done, I added the veggies back to the pan with the shrimp, and heated through. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2014
Lick the serving bowl clean! A delicious and flexible recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2013
Good recipe - I didn't add any additional seasoning to the shrimp and for us it was a little bland. I couldn't bring myself to add a whole cup of cheese to the grits either - so overall if you really want a flavor punch I think the other reviewers that ramped up the shrimp seasoning had it right. I'll do that next time and will season the grits a little more to make up for the flavor lost by not adding a whole cup of cheese. Otherwise it was pretty good. I am still trying to come close to the flavor of the shrimp and grits and I had at Pisces Rising in Mt Dora Florida. This doesn't quite capture the lushness of that dish. Read More
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