Recipe by Sondra BJ
"This recipe for shrimp and grits is a combination of suggestions from my friends with a few enhancements of my own. The result is a rich and flavorful shrimp and grits recipe that will have you saying 'Yum!' I know you want to add a ton of cheese and butter, but you have to trust me that you won't need it! I served this dish on Christmas morning with a light lemonade infused with strawberries and mint."
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1 1/2 pounds
jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®), or to taste
2 1/2 cups
heavy whipping cream
2 1/2 cups
shallot, finely chopped
regular grits, uncooked
salt and ground black pepper to taste
olive oil, divided
shredded Cheddar cheese
Great recipe. Better than any shrimp and grits I have had restaurant or otherwise. I followed the recipe as written. I would leave th bread out. It really didn't seem to be part of the recipe just more of a side. I would reduce the butter next time and would probably use a smoked bacon instead of the maple cured. It was a little sweet. Also the only real purpose of the bacon was the grease to fry the shrimp although I wouldn't chnage that. You could use the bacon for something else. This was a HUGE hit.
The recipe was very good. Like the other cook, I'd leave the bread out - grits are already a starch, why add more? And instead of putting the bacon on the side, I crumbled it up and put it in the sauce. I don't use garlic powder - only fresh garlic. I put in 3 minced cloves. I'll make this again and again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Neo-Traditional Shrimp and Grits Meal
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 621
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