Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

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"Classic Carolina Shrimp and Grits! Serve with lemon wedges."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a saucepan and slowly whisk in grits, followed by salt and black pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer the grits until tender and thickened, about 30 minutes.
  2. Stir 1 tablespoon unsalted butter into grits, season with more salt and black pepper if needed, and remove from heat. Cover pan and keep grits warm.
  3. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and black pepper. Melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir shrimp, garlic, and cayenne pepper until shrimp are pink and no longer translucent inside, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Stir 2 tablespoons water into shrimp and mix in lemon juice and parsley. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Portion cooked grits into serving bowls and top with shrimp and sauce; serve with lemon wedges.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 06, 2013

I used quick cooking grits cooked following direction on package, then added butter, 1/4 cup romano cheese, 2 tsp lemon juice, salt & pepper. Next time more lemon in the grits. Omitted the cayenne from the shrimp. Still delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 16, 2013

did not like


9 Ratings

Jul 03, 2013

I had no idea such an easy recipe could make such great shrimp & grits! I always thought a lot of cream had to be involved in order to make this dish tasty. This will be my new go-to recipe. I didn't have fresh parsley, so I used dry and it still came out great.

Sep 18, 2013

Must Try

Feb 21, 2014

Very yummy. I added lemon zest to the grits and over-did it a bit. Will definitely make again.

Sep 17, 2013

Dee-lish! I also used the quick-cooking grits, my weekly mainstay, and added the butter, salt and pepper as directed. Just as excellent. I would make sure to finely mince the garlic so not to disturb the texture. Everything else perfect as directed. Will make many times again! Thanks!

Jan 20, 2013

Very delicious! Didn't add lemon juice (personal preference).

Feb 02, 2015

Great and quick recipe will definitely make this again.


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  • Calories
  • 197 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 195 mg
  • 65%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 877 mg
  • 35%

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

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