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Grits a Ya Ya Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Grits a Ya Ya

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"A friend of mine made this for a Mardi Gras dinner. It was so delicious, I just had to have the recipe."

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Directions

  1. Bring the chicken stock to a boil in a saucepan over high heat.
  2. Slowly pour the grits into the stock while stirring constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to low; simmer until the grits are tender and thick, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in 1/4 cup heavy cream to thin the grits.
  5. Stir in the Gouda cheese and 1/4 cup butter until melted and smooth.
  6. While the grits are cooking, place the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium heat; cook until the bacon fat is rendered, about 3 minutes.
  7. Stir in the shallot and garlic; cooking and stirring until the shallots are tender, about 5 minutes.
  8. Pour in the white wine and stir in 3 tablespoons butter, cooking and stirring until the butter has melted.
  9. Drop the shrimp in the skillet; cook and stir until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 3 minutes.
  10. Stir in the spinach, mushrooms, and green onions; cook and stir until the spinach wilts, about 2 minutes more.
  11. Remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon.
  12. Stir in 2 cups heavy cream. Simmer until the cream is reduced by about a third, about 10 minutes.
  13. Season with hot sauce, salt, and pepper.
  14. Return the shrimp to the skillet to heat through.
  15. Serve shrimp and sauce over the prepared grits.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 50 mins
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Reviews More Reviews

Aug 02, 2012

Yeah! I finally found a recipe that my entire family raved about. I made this as written for the most part, but used Velveeta shredded cheese in the grits. I thought this made the recipe even richer, so next time I will use cheddar or Gouda cheese. This is a very rich dish. This makes alot of sauce, so next time I will use 2lbs of shrimp and more spinach and mushrooms and get 2 meals out of one recipe. I don't think my family would frown over leftovers of this recipe.

 
Mar 10, 2012

This is amazing! absolutely delicious!- my husband went back for thirds. I will definitley make this again

 
Mar 19, 2012

I have never made or eaten grits before. I wasn't even sure what grits were or what they were made out of until I googled them. I used a yellow cornmeal to make them. I also didn't have cream, so I used homo milk instead. To thicken the sauce I added a bit of cornstarch mixed with cold water. Tasted great, although I felt like I was eating cream of wheat cereal for supper. lol

 
Jul 18, 2012

I tried this grits recipe after having a similar dish on vacation in Florida a few weeks ago & it turned out just as good as the one we had then! I only fixed the grits but it was delicious & easy!

 
Jul 16, 2012

WONDERFUL! I made this over the weekend and it was devine. Next time I will make a few changes. I will cook the grits in water instead of the chic stock. Also at the end I will add only 1 cup heavy cream instead of 2. I found that two cups left too much sauce behind. 1 cup will leave you with a thicker gravy. I will definately be making this dish alot. Thanks Irene.

 
May 14, 2012

I would not change a thing on this recipe. It was the best ever. Thank-you.

 
May 02, 2014

Love, love, love this recipe. I had never had shrimp and grits before trying this recipe but, now after trying this recipe I'm hooked.

 
Mar 04, 2014

Oh My Stars this was delicious!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 839 kcal
  • 42%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 322 mg
  • 107%
  • Fat
  • 70.5 g
  • 109%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 29.6 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 1147 mg
  • 46%

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

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