Shrimp and Grits
  • 4 cups water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup slow cooking
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
  • Minced garlic (to equal one clove)
  1. 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.
  2. Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned; drain well. Add shrimp to the bacon grease. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Add lemon juice, chopped bacon, onion and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes or until onion is translucent.
  3. Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Top with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with chives. Serve immediately.
  4. Note: Sometimes I use the quick cooking grits (5 minute) and just follow the directions for cooking on the package.
Recipe by An Alli Event at