"For our honeymoon, Aaron and I took a road trip down the east coast. We stopped in Charleston, SC and had shrimp grits for the first time. OH MAN! It was SOOOO good. Aaron ordered it as appetizer and we liked it so much he got it as an entree too! Since you can't find shrimp and grits on a menu anywhere in Richmond, VA, Aaron came up with his own recipe and topped it off with BBQ sauce. YUM, YUM, YUM!!!" — Gast Family Recipes
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slices of thick-cut bacon
1 1/4 pounds
uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
chopped green onion
3 large cloves
1 1/2 cups
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
barbeque sauce, or to taste
I'm a Charlestonian by birth and this is the best shrimp and grits recipe I've found! Even folks who thought they wouldn't like grits and/or shrimp devoured this dish!
Every time I make this people are surprised that they love it! I've never seen anyone not go back for a second helping.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Shrimp and Grits on the Barbie
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 367
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