Momma's Shrimp and Cheese Grits Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Momma's Shrimp and Cheese Grits Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Momma's Shrimp and Cheese Grits

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"I have tried a number of shrimp and grits recipes, but have not found one I really like. So I decided to experiment a bit and created a simple but delicious recipe that will surely please the taste buds. In New Orleans we like our cayenne pepper, so use less if you don't like so much heat."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; stir grits and salt into the boiling water, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer grits until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  2. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a pan over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in green onions, cooking until green onions are wilted, another 4 minutes.
  3. Mix shrimp into the garlic and green onions and cook until shrimp are firm and pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Just before serving, mix 1/4 cup butter into the cooked grits, followed by processed cheese. Mix thoroughly until creamy and cheese is melted. Season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Place grits in a bowl, top with the shrimp, and pour pan sauce over shrimp and grits to serve.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Double, triple recipe as needed. This recipe is enough to serve 2 people generously but will easily convert to more servings.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
May 15, 2012

This was delicious. I added more garlic and was scant on the cayenne since I'm not crazy about hot stuff. I used quick grits which require less water.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 05, 2013

This is the first time I eat shrimp and grits and I don't think I'll try it ever again. The recipe is not bad, but the meal is not for my taste.

 

8 Ratings

Apr 22, 2013

Wow. What a fabulous take on shrimp and grits. This is like you get in finer restaurants. The second time I prepared, I added 1/2 of a diced yellow pepper to the initial saute and a 1/2 a cup of diced ham when the shrimp went in. Used mild cheddar shredded instead of the processed cheese. The recipe is great as posted but will be fun to play around with. Thanks for posting.

 
Jan 26, 2013

Overall, an OK dish. I really wish there was just a little more flavor. I kept thinking it needed some more sauce or something to take it up notch.

 
Jan 11, 2013

My shrimp and cheese grits came out as if I'd been making them for years!! So delicious! I'm using this method to cook shrimp for salads now, too!

 
Feb 24, 2014

Loved it! NOLAMom, my husband has requested this dish on a regular basis! He loves omlets for brunch, but he loves this more! I didn't have green onions on hand, so I subbed with vidalia onions and chives. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

 
Jul 26, 2013

This was really good. I did cook my grits in milk, it makes a huge difference on the flavor and richness of the meal. I will add an extra green onion next time, just personal preference. The only thing I added was some old bay seasoning. This is a keeper for sure. Be great with some nice crusty bread on the side.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 419 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 260 mg
  • 87%
  • Fat
  • 32.4 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 25.4 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 1088 mg
  • 44%

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

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