Recipe by NOLAMom
"I have tried a number of shrimp and grits recipes, but have not found one I really like. So I decided to experiment a bit and created a simple but delicious recipe that will surely please the taste buds. In New Orleans we like our cayenne pepper, so use less if you don't like so much heat."
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3 1/3 cups
green onions, diced
1 (16 ounce) package
frozen shrimp, peeled and deveined - thawed
cayenne pepper, or to taste
salt and ground black pepper to taste
cubed processed cheese food (such as Velveeta®)
This was delicious. I added more garlic and was scant on the cayenne since I'm not crazy about hot stuff. I used quick grits which require less water.
This is the first time I eat shrimp and grits and I don't think I'll try it ever again. The recipe is not bad, but the meal is not for my taste.
Wow. What a fabulous take on shrimp and grits. This is like you get in finer restaurants. The second time I prepared, I added 1/2 of a diced yellow pepper to the initial saute and a 1/2 a cup of diced ham when the shrimp went in. Used mild cheddar shredded instead of the processed cheese. The recipe is great as posted but will be fun to play around with. Thanks for posting.
Overall, an OK dish. I really wish there was just a little more flavor. I kept thinking it needed some more sauce or something to take it up notch.
My shrimp and cheese grits came out as if I'd been making them for years!! So delicious! I'm using this method to cook shrimp for salads now, too!
Loved it! NOLAMom, my husband has requested this dish on a regular basis! He loves omlets for brunch, but he loves this more! I didn't have green onions on hand, so I subbed with vidalia onions and chives. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
I had this at s party catered my a chef from Texas. It was fabulous yet I couldn't find any recipes that seemed right. I only made one change - I used cheddar cheese because I think it has a much better flavor. It turned out great and the family loved it. Next time I'll add some crumbled bacon to make it more like the recipe I had before. Thanks for sharing.
This was really good. I did cook my grits in milk, it makes a huge difference on the flavor and richness of the meal. I will add an extra green onion next time, just personal preference. The only thing I added was some old bay seasoning. This is a keeper for sure. Be great with some nice crusty bread on the side.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Momma's Shrimp and Cheese Grits
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 419
** Calories from Fat: 291
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