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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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slices of thick-cut bacon
1 1/4 pounds
uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
chopped green onion
3 large cloves
1 1/2 cups
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
barbeque sauce, or to taste
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!
Every time I make this people are surprised that they love it! I've never seen anyone not go back for a second helping.
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.
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.
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!
This shrimp is wonderful.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Shrimp and Grits on the Barbie
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 367
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