Cheese Grits With Shrimp and Chorizo

Recipe by gailanng
READY IN: 25mins




  • Cook chorizo in a heavy, medium-size skillet over medium heat until it is crisp, 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Transfer chorizo to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Pour off all but a thin film of fat from the skillet.
  • Bring a quart (4 cups) of water and a half teaspoon salt to boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat to low and cook about 5 minutes, whisking occasionally, until grits are thick and smooth.
  • While grits are cooking, add a tablespoon of the butter to skillet and heat over medium-high until butter is foaming.
  • Cook shrimp in butter until just pink, turning once, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in chorizo and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds longer.
  • Stir remaining tablespoon butter and cheese into grits and season with salt and pepper.
  • Spoon grits into 4 warmed bowls and top with chorizo and shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with chives, if desired. Serve immediately.