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Shrimp and Grits on the Barbie

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"For our honeymoon, Aaron and I took a road trip down the east coast. We stopped in Charleston, SC and had shrimp grits for the first time. OH MAN! It was SOOOO good. Aaron ordered it as appetizer and we liked it so much he got it as an entree too! Since you can't find shrimp and grits on a menu anywhere in Richmond, VA, Aaron came up with his own recipe and topped it off with BBQ sauce. YUM, YUM, YUM!!!"
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45 m servings 530
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain and cool bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate; crumble. Reserve bacon drippings in skillet.
  2. Heat a stovetop grill over medium heat and cook shrimp until pink and no longer translucent in the center, 8 to 10 minutes. Place cooked shrimp, green onion, garlic, and crumbled bacon in the bacon drippings left in the skillet. Turn heat to low and keep shrimp mixture warm.
  3. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan, melt butter in the water, stir in grits, and cook covered for 5 minutes. Turn heat to low. Stir shrimp mixture with bacon drippings into the grits; stir in Cheddar cheese until thoroughly melted and combined. Serve topped with barbeque sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 530 calories; 40.8 10.2 29.6 228 803 Full nutrition

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I'm a Charlestonian by birth and this is the best shrimp and grits recipe I've found! Even folks who thought they wouldn't like grits and/or shrimp devoured this dish!

Every time I make this people are surprised that they love it! I've never seen anyone not go back for a second helping.

I've been a big fan of garlic cheese grits and have tried a few different versions over the years. I haven't tried this one yet but can tell it will be great ... particularly introducing the BBQ...

I tried this recipe last night and it is a winner, however, I would not make it again as a main dish. Rather, it would be an excellent side dish, and last night we thought it would be great for...

I made this exactly as written except I didn't grill them. AMAZING!

Very good, very easy. Only change I'd make is substituting a good quality, low vinegar hot sauce for the barbecue sauce. I've never had shrimp and grits any other way. This also makes a large qu...

This shrimp is wonderful.

My husband couldn't say enough about how tasty this meal was! I skipped the bacon, onions, and BBQ sauce. I sprinkled my shrimp with Cajun seasoning. My grits (polenta) had sour cream and butter...

This was very easy to prepare and was very tasty. The only thing I will do different next time is add some diced jalapeño to spice it up a bit.