Classic Southern Shrimp and Grits

August 2, 2011

Shrimp and Grits is a delicious Southern meal.  Creamy grits are topped with sauteed shrimp that are flavored with bacon, white wine, and garlic.  This recipe adds some spice to the grits but feel free to omit or cut back on the cayenne pepper and Tabasco.  The shrimp is sauteed in bacon grease to give it some extra flavor.  If you are wary of using the grease, saute in canola oil or other neutral flavored oil.  This dish should be part of your culinary repertoire.  For full recipe instructions, click the shrimp and grits link above the ingredient list.

Shrimp and Grits


1 cup Grits
4 tablespoons Butter
1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons Paprika
1 teaspoon Tabasco
2 cups Diced bacon - cooked
3 tablespoons Olive oil
1 1/2 pounds Shrimp - cleaned, peeled
3 teaspoons Minced garlic
3 cups Button mushrooms - sliced
3 tablespoons White wine
2 tablespoons Lemon juice

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