I came up with this recipe when I couldn't find anything else that would satisfy my cravings for a gourmet shrimp and grits without spending a ton of money at restaurants. This is simple and delicious, and is made with things we mostly all have in our homes. Use chicken stock in grits, if you prefer.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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 water to a boil in a large saucepan and slowly whisk in grits; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened and tender, 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir farmers cheese, goat cheese, and American cheese into grits until cheese has melted. Set grits aside and keep warm.

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  • Melt butter with vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir tomato, 2 green onions, and garlic in the hot skillet until the vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in bacon drippings until combined. Cook and stir shrimp with vegetables until bright pink, about 5 minutes; season to taste with salt and black pepper.

  • Mix grits into shrimp mixture and stir in half-and-half until smooth. Simmer the mixture to blend flavors, about 5 minutes, and add sherry. Simmer 3 more minutes before adjusting salt and black pepper. Garnish with sliced green tops of 1 green onion before serving.

Nutrition Facts

255 calories; protein 19.6g; carbohydrates 6.7g; fat 16.4g; cholesterol 154.1mg; sodium 400.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2013
Just tried it. If you're not a fan of goat cheese you'll need to omit it from the recipe as it will overpower everything else in the dish. I doubled the shrimp since 1/6 pound/person seemed a little light. Might go 2 1/2 pounds next time. With the exception of the shrimp, the proportions of the ingredients where great. Nice consistency, good presentation and very filling. Ours was served with a side of chilled asparagus. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2013
Just tried it. If you're not a fan of goat cheese you'll need to omit it from the recipe as it will overpower everything else in the dish. I doubled the shrimp since 1/6 pound/person seemed a little light. Might go 2 1/2 pounds next time. With the exception of the shrimp, the proportions of the ingredients where great. Nice consistency, good presentation and very filling. Ours was served with a side of chilled asparagus. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2013
I enjoyed this recipe. I prepared exactly as directed and wished it had a bit more flavor, but overall it was a nice, comforting dish. Next time, I would add more cheese and maybe a little red pepper flake for some heat. I needed to add quite a bit of salt to add flavor. Perhaps I will try the recommendation of cooking the grits in chicken stock next time to see if that adds more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2018
Delicious and even better the next day when the flavors melded. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2020
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2021
Delicious. Chopped cherry tomatoes work too. Read More
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