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Shrimp and Grits on the Barbie Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Shrimp and Grits on the Barbie

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"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!!!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain and cool bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate; crumble. Reserve bacon drippings in skillet.
  2. Heat a stovetop grill over medium heat and cook shrimp until pink and no longer translucent in the center, 8 to 10 minutes. Place cooked shrimp, green onion, garlic, and crumbled bacon in the bacon drippings left in the skillet. Turn heat to low and keep shrimp mixture warm.
  3. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan, melt butter in the water, stir in grits, and cook covered for 5 minutes. Turn heat to low. Stir shrimp mixture with bacon drippings into the grits; stir in Cheddar cheese until thoroughly melted and combined. Serve topped with barbeque sauce.
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May 10, 2012

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!

Apr 26, 2013

Every time I make this people are surprised that they love it! I've never seen anyone not go back for a second helping.

Jun 27, 2013

I've been a big fan of garlic cheese grits and have tried a few different versions over the years. I haven't tried this one yet but can tell it will be great ... particularly introducing the BBQ'd shrimp into the mix to make it an entree in and of itself. Only one thing I will do differently which I have found adds extra flavor to the grits ... substitute chicken broth vs. the water to cook the grits in.

Jun 29, 2013

I tried this recipe last night and it is a winner, however, I would not make it again as a main dish. Rather, it would be an excellent side dish, and last night we thought it would be great for a surf 'n turf dinner... a side dish with a nice steak.

Jan 01, 2014

I made this exactly as written except I didn't grill them. AMAZING!

Nov 03, 2013

Very good, very easy. Only change I'd make is substituting a good quality, low vinegar hot sauce for the barbecue sauce. I've never had shrimp and grits any other way. This also makes a large quantity of really filling food. It's a good idea to pair it with a lighter veggie dish like salad or steamed and lightly seasoned green beans. My husband and I LOVED it!

Jul 23, 2013

This shrimp is wonderful.

Jun 15, 2015

This was very easy to prepare and was very tasty. The only thing I will do different next time is add some diced jalapeño to spice it up a bit.


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  • Calories
  • 530 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 228 mg
  • 76%
  • Fat
  • 40.8 g
  • 63%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 29.6 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 803 mg
  • 32%

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

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