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Garlic Shrimp and Cheesy Grits Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Garlic Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

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"Shrimp cooked with garlic and onion are served over garlic cheese grits. This is a dish for garlic lovers. Serve with garlic bread, or your preference of bread."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    35 mins

Directions

  1. Bring chicken broth, milk, and 1 teaspoon garlic to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in grits, reduce heat to low, and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and thoroughly mix in Cheddar cheese; season with salt and black pepper. Set grits aside and keep warm.
  3. Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and 2 teaspoons garlic until softened and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir shrimp into onion mixture and cook until shrimp are pink and no longer translucent in the center, about 5 more minutes. Stir in hot pepper sauce.
  5. Serve grits in a large serving bowl topped with shrimp mixture.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 09, 2012

OMG One of the best dishes I have make in a long time. So good. I highly recommend. And so easy to make.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 23, 2013

Since there were two components to this recipe, I had to average out my rating. I could only give 2 stars. Although the final taste of the grits were very good, I had to add 3/4 cup more liquid to have them come out correct. With 3 cups liquid, they would have finished hard instead of cooked through. With regard to the shrimp recipe, 1 onion is way too much onion. I liked the garlic but they really needed salt and pepper to elevate the taste. Garlic powder may have functioned better than minced garlic with the shrimp. A dash of hot pepper couldn't save them. I really wanted to like this and I think you've got a good start but, as written, your recipe didn't work for us. Thank you.

 
Jul 02, 2012

This was great! I added 1/4 cup more milk to the grits, as my grits label said 3 cups liquid to 3/4 cup grits - was glad I did that, or they would have been too thick. I added 1/4 tsp. salt + 1/4 tsp. pepper to the finished grits. I used 1 bunch chopped *green* onions instead of regular, along with 1 chopped red bell pepper, and sauteed that and the garlic before adding the shrimp. I added 1/8 cup white wine to the mixture while cooking. When the shrimp were finished, I sprinkled salt & pepper over it all, then served the grits over fresh greens to make them wilt a little bit, and added the shrimp to the top. Fabulous! Thanks for the recipe!

 
Apr 10, 2012

Wow !!!!! Good Stuff ! Being from the north I had never had shrimp and grits before, so I was really impressed at how easy and delicious these where. This recipe will now be in my rotation for sure.

 
Feb 06, 2013

These were really really good. I think the trick is to use real chicken stock, not the canned stuff. I had some stock that I froze last time I did a chicken and used it for this recipe. Delicious!

 
Feb 23, 2013

This recipe was delicious! Talk about a quick dinner to prepare!!! Only changes I made were to double the recipe as we have hungry teenagers and to bulk up a bit by adding small pieces of Keilbassa sausage. I would also like to add that adding a little more liquid was a great idea. It got devoured quickly! If you would like a more hearty dish, you might double the toppings (shrimp part) and keep the grits portion the same. Yummy and thanks for the recipe!

 
Dec 30, 2012

This was unbelievable! Made as is except did add 1more cup of milk because my grits specified 1c dry to 4 c liquid. Never had shrimp and grits and am so glad this was my first try. This is a keeper. So easy. I had all of the ingredients on hand. Thanks!

 
Nov 07, 2012

This is a wonderful recipe, my wife and I made it last night exactly as it was written. We used a pound of of large gulf shrimp which is perfect for the two of us. served it over the wonderful creamy, cheesy grits with a side of fresh buttered carrots.We will use this recipe again and again. Think You, (the husband)

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 268 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 155 mg
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 15.3 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 729 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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