Shrimp and Grits on the Barbie

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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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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 slices of thick-cut bacon

  • 1 ¼ pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • ¾ cup chopped green onion

  • 3 large cloves garlic, crushed

  • 6 cups water

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • 2 cups quick-cooking grits

  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 tablespoon barbeque sauce, or to taste

Directions

  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
41g Fat
10g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 530
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 19g 93%
Cholesterol 228mg 76%
Sodium 803mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 259mg 20%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 335mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.