"A friend of mine made this for a Mardi Gras dinner. It was so delicious, I just had to have the recipe." — Irene
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3 1/2 cups
old fashioned grits
heavy cream, plus more as needed
shredded smoked Gouda cheese, or more to taste
jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
chopped portobello mushrooms
sliced green onions
hot pepper sauce, or to taste
salt and ground black pepper to taste
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.
This is amazing! absolutely delicious!- my husband went back for thirds. I will definitley make this again
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
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.
I would not change a thing on this recipe. It was the best ever. Thank-you.
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!
This was yummy! Fairly easy... I didn't have the shallot or the spinach. I also got mixed up halfway thru cooking and I accidently got 5 min grits.. So I put my cheese and 1/4 c cream in the grits... then added my chopped bacon. I then sauted my mushrooms and onions in the skillet. Added them to the grits. I had extra cheese so I added that along with the rest of the cream. I then cooked the shrimp and just added it to the individual bowls. I had a lot of grits left and no shrimp so I plan on freezing the grit mixture into individual grit cakes. I will bread and deep fry them. Then will make this sauce the correct way and serve with my grit cakes......Cant wait!
Amazing! My husband's favorite meal is Shrimp and Grits, so I made this for his birthday. He said it was the best he's ever had, which means a lot because he always gets it when we're out at various restaurants. It does make a lot of sauce, which was great for an easy dinner tonight. I did thicken the sauce with some corn starch. Next time I will use more spinach and mushrooms because I like veggies and their nutrients!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grits a Ya Ya
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 635
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