Shrimp and Cheese Grits:
I couldn’t resist making this delicious Shrimp and Cheese Grits dish for dinner last night. We had a busy weekend with kid’s parties on both Saturday and Sunday at the Kidspace Museum in Pasadena, and I needed some comfort food to reward myself on how I got it all done. Okay, I’ll take any excuse to eat cheese grits for dinner with shrimp. This simple recipe is perfect for a dinner party if you want to impress friends or for an occasional indulgence at home. Use whatever excuse you need to make this good old comfort dish…you and your kids will love it! Have you ever had Shrimp with Cheese Grits?
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Ali in the Valley
Photo by: Ali
Shrimp and Cheese Grits
Recipe for Shrimp and Cheese Grits:
4 cups water
Salt and pepper
1 cup stone-ground grits
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 slices bacon, chopped (optional)
4 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 cup thinly sliced scallions (optional)
1 large clove garlic, minced
Bring water to a boil. Add salt and pepper. Add grits and cook until water is absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese. Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned; drain well. In grease, add shrimp. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Add lemon juice, chopped bacon, parsley, scallions and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes.
Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture and mix well. Serve immediately.
Aliyah and Tyler at the Cosko’s Birthday Party and Aliyah holding a Butterfly @ Kids Space Museum.