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    Low Country Shrimp and Grits

    Low Country Shrimp and Grits. Photo by A. Deume

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    45 mins

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    A. Deume's Note:

    I made this recipe after reading a number of shrimp & grits recipes, and not finding one that incorporated all the flavors I wanted, made my own. It turned out quite nicely, so I'm sharing. The sauce is light in terms of volume, rather than being like a soup, and has a lot of different flavors packed into it.

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    1. 1
      For the grits, bring the water and heavy cream to a boil in a medium pot.
    2. 2
      Whisk in the grits, salt, and pepper.
    3. 3
      Reduce the heat to medium, place the butter on top of the grits, and cover. Continue cooking for about thirty minutes, stirring frequently.
    4. 4
      For the shrimp, heat the oil and garlic in a large sauce pan.
    5. 5
      Saute the onion, green onion, and tomato with salt and pepper over medium heat until the tomato is softened.
    6. 6
      Add the shrimp and pour the lemon juice, paprika, and parsley over them. Cook thoroughly.
    7. 7
      Add the heavy cream and hot sauce and simmer for a few minutes, allowing the cream to absorb the flavors. Serve over the grits.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 18, 2012


      Used canned San Marzano tomatoes (2 or 3 with some of the sauce in the can), folded a little Gouda into the grits at the end, one shallot 'toe' instead of onion or green onion. Nice!!

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    • on November 20, 2009


      Easy enough to make for breakfast (had the shrimp peeled & deveined in the fridge). Used about 3 T butter instead of the 1/2 cup & added cream to grits for creaminess. Used 8 pieces of bacon & the resultant fat (about 3 T instead of the olive oil - it is breakfast! LOL). Otherwise made as directed using 1/4 t white pepper, 1/4 t black pepper, 1/2 t cayenne pepper & the paprika. Whoooeee! It was fantastic & on the table in under 20 minutes!

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    • on May 15, 2009


      Wonderful flavor combination. I peeled and seeded the tomato before dicing. Simmered the sauce uncovered after adding the 1/4 cup cream til the cream was reduced and sauce thickened. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Low Country Shrimp and Grits

    Serving Size: 1 (447 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1117.8
    Calories from Fat 738
    Total Fat 82.0 g
    Saturated Fat 46.7 g
    Cholesterol 387.6 mg
    Sodium 2378.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 72.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
    Sugars 2.6 g
    Protein 25.3 g

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