Shrimp and Cheese Grits

Recipe by Bev I Am
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • For Shrimp:
  • Over medium heat cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet for 10 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, crumble, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tsp drippings in skillet.
  • Peel shrimp and devein, if desired.
  • Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper; then dredge in flour.
  • Sauté mushrooms in hot bacon drippings with oil in skillet 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Add green onions, and sauté 2 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and garlic, and sauté 2 minutes or until shrimp are lightly browned.
  • Stir in chicken broth, lemon juice, and hot sauce, and cook 2 more minutes, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet.
  • Spoon shrimp mixture over hot Cheese Grits; sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
  • For Cheese Grits:
  • Bring first 3 ingredients and 1 1/3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; gradually whisk in grits. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until thickened. Stir in Cheddar cheese and next 3 ingredients.