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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Laura Lee's Shrimp and Grits

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Whenever I search recipes, I find it's a combination of about four (for the same entree) that I like. I like to alter recipes so I can make them my own. After eliminating and adding ingredients, I came up with this recipe for shrimp and grits that had my husband declare it was definitely "restaurant quality". He wasn't even in trouble for anything so I knew his comments were genuine. ha! 

Smooth, cheesy, grits with seasoned fresh shrimp made this recipe definitely one worth repeating. Soon!

Ingredients:

GRITS
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup stone-ground grits
- 2 cups half and half
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 Tbs butter
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

SHRIMP
- 5 slices of bacon
- 1/2 cup green onions, chopped small
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
- 1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning

In a large sauce pan, heat water and grits over medium-high heat until boiling. Add half and half and salt. Let simmer until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese. Cover and set aside.

In a large skillet, fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon to a plate and add onions and garlic to the skillet with the bacon grease. Saute for 2 minutes and add shrimp. Sprinkle Old Bay seasoning over shrimp and cook until the shrimp turns pink, about 3 minutes. Spoon grits into a serving bowl and add shrimp mixture on top. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

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