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    Charleston Shrimp and Grits

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    46 mins

    40 mins

    6 mins

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    Classic South Carolina fare.

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    1. 1
      Combine shrimp with lemon juice and a couple of generous splashes of Tabasco sauce; let sit while you begin the grits and gravy.
    2. 2
      Make the grits: in a large heavy saucepan, bring 6 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil.
    3. 3
      Whisk in the grits a few handfuls at a time (they will bubble up initially).
    4. 4
      When you have added all the grits, decrease heat to a very low simmer and cook over low heat for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally at first and more frequently toward the end.
    5. 5
      While the grits simmer, start the gravy: fry bacon in a skillet over medium heat until brown but still limp; stir in the onion, green pepper, and garlic; continue cooking until onion and pepper are limp, about 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add in the scallions; sprinkle flour over the mixture; continue sautéing for 5 minutes longer.
    7. 7
      Stir in the stock and remaining salt; cook for 5 minutes longer; remove from the heat while you finish the grits.
    8. 8
      When the grits are thick and creamy, stir in as much of the butter as you wish, followed by the cheese.
    9. 9
      Add a splash of Tabasco sauce and more salt if desired.
    10. 10
      Cover the grits while you finish the gravy.
    11. 11
      Return the gravy to the heat and stir in the shrimp; cook until the shrimp are opaque throughout, about 5 minutes.
    12. 12
      Serve immediately mounding the grits in large shallow bowls or on plates and covering them with shrimp and gravy.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 19, 2014


      Oh yeah so good!! I didnt follow measurements but just used what i thought was enough to make a dinner for two and it came out awesome!! These ingredients are perfect!

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    • on October 12, 2013


      It was a good thing I took a picture before my son tasted it, otherwise they're wouldn't have been a picture! What a great dish! Nice job!

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    • on August 17, 2013


      The best shrimp and grits I have ever had.

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    Nutritional Facts for Charleston Shrimp and Grits

    Serving Size: 1 (390 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 581.3
    Calories from Fat 191
    Total Fat 21.2 g
    Saturated Fat 10.2 g
    Cholesterol 262.1 mg
    Sodium 2202.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 56.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
    Sugars 3.0 g
    Protein 38.5 g

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