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Shrimp and Grits

Posted by reeniek (291)
Category: Main Courses
Subcategory: southern


Recipe Details:

4 cups water
1 cup stone-ground grits
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
6 slices bacon, chopped
4 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 cup scallions, chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
Salt and Pepper

Bring water to a boil. Whisk in grits and cook, about 20 to 25 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese.

Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned. Remove bacon. In the bacon grease, cook shrimp breifly, about 1 mintue. Add lemon juice, chopped bacon, parsley, scallions, and garlic. Saute for another 3 minutes, until the shrimp is opaque. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.

Add shrimp mixture to grits and mix well. Serve immediately.

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