SHRIMP AND GRITS SOUTHERN STYLE WITH CHEESY GRITS

 

SHRIMP AND GRITS SOUTHERN STYLE WITH CHEESY GRITS

This delightful Shrimp and Grits recipe will leave you licking your plate and yearning for more. The shrimp are skillet cooked with Cajun preparing, red pepper, green onions, fresh bacon and garlic all spooned over a bed of rich cheddar corn meal. This dish meets up rapidly and is a family and companion number one.


INGREDIENTS


CHEESY GRITS


1 cup quick cooking grits

4 cups water

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar

Shrimp 

6 slices smoked bacon

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 red bell pepper finely chopped

3 green onions chopped

3 cloves garlic minced

1/4 cup low sodium chicken or vegetable broth

1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

2 teaspoons lemon juice


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Bring the water to a boil; add the salt and slowly add the grits.   Cover and cook over low heat for 5-7 minutes or until smooth and creamy.  Remove from heat, stir in butter, cream and cheddar cheese.
  2. In large skillet over medium heat cook bacon until crispy. Place on paper towels to drain; reserving bacon grease. Coarsely chop bacon once cooled. Add shrimp to bacon grease over medium heat.  Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper.   Flip shrimp after one minute; and cook for additional one minute.  Remove to plate.
  3. Add vegetable oil to skillet over medium heat.  Add red pepper and cook until slightly tender; 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low.  Add green onions and garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Add chicken broth, Worcestershire Sauce, lemon juice, to skillet and stir.  Return shrimp and bacon to the skillet and heat for 1 minute.
  4. Spoon the cheesy grits in a bowl and add the shrimp mixture. Serve immediately. 
Source : smalltownwoman

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