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Shrimp & Grits


  • 4 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup stone-ground grits
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 6 slices bacon crumbled
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 bunch chopped green onions
  • 1 large clove garlic minced


  • Bring water to a boil. Stir in a teaspoon of salt.. Add grits and cook until water is absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  • 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 more minutes.
  • Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture. Serve immediately.