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Lowcountry Shrimp and Cheese Grits Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Lowcountry Shrimp and Cheese Grits

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"This is a quick, delicious recipe that showcases shrimp AND grits at their best. I have had equally good results using fresh and frozen shrimp."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil. Stir in the quick grits and reduce the heat. Cook slowly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the garlic cheese until melted. Let sit for 2 to 4 minutes; keep warm.
  2. In a skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium heat. Saute the shrimp until pink. Stir in diced tomato and cook until tomato is heated through. Remove from heat and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spread the cheese grits on a warm platter. Top with shrimp mixture.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 09, 2004

this is SO good and SO easy! notes: i cooked the grits in 2 c. chicken broth and 1 c. half & half, instead of water. i sauteed some leeks (white part only) with garlic, then added the shrimp. right before the shrimp were done, i added about 1/4 c. chicken broth and the diced / seeded tomato; this gives the shrimp a "sauce". when serving, i garnished the grits with crumbled bacon, and the shrimp with thinly sliced green onion tops. have available tabasco-type sauce for those who like more spice. excellent recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2003

Sorry, my family and I just didn't care for this recipe. It tasted o.k. but we didn't like the texture of the grits. Very gummy. Perhaps they sat around too long while the other ingredients were cooking. My husband didn't seem to mind - he ate a huge plateful. I doubt I will make this dish again.

Jan 09, 2004

Pretty good. We couldn't find the garlic cheese spread at Kroger's store so we improvised and used a mixture of cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and garlic to taste. It turned out OKAY.

Jul 21, 2004

I love grits, shrimp and tomatoes so I thought I would like this but it was even better than I expected. I added a clove of garlic to the shrimp saute. Can't wait to make it again!

Oct 11, 2004

This was fantastic! I read the reviews and as suggested I substituted the water in the grits for 2 cups chicken broth and 1 cup half and half. Also, I added leeks to the pan before adding the shrimp.I have always loved shrimp and grits, but never had a recipe this good.....until now! I will make this many times.

Aug 11, 2003

Very Very Good, and super fast! I have never made shrimp and grits with tomatoes until this recipe and it was delicious.

Jan 18, 2003

This is a great recipe! I left off the tomatoes, since I'm not fond of them. It's so easy, great for a Saturday night supper, after working in the garden all day. Thanks a lot! Elaine - Spartanburg

Feb 04, 2011

Awesome recipe and super easy to cook for an after work dinner meal. Plus the garlic cheese spread in the grits created an amazing flavor. The only thing I would have done differently (and I did) was add Old Bay seasoning to the shrimp. Cause how are they low-country without this seafood staple.


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  • Calories
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 210 mg
  • 70%
  • Fat
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 639 mg
  • 26%

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

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