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Shrimp and Cheese Grits Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Pamela Brown

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 c. (or more) water
1/2t. salt
2 c. quick-cooking grits
1c. grated sharp cheddar cheese ( about 4oz.)
pinch of ground nutmeg
Hot pepper sauce - a lot
12 bacon slices, coarsely chopped
2 lbs. large uncooked shrimp, peeled,deveined
1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced
2 c. sliced green onions
2 large cloves of garlic, minced
2 -1/2 T. fresh lemon juice
1/4c. chopped fresh parsley

Directions:
Directions:
Bring 6 cups water and salt to boil in heavy saucepan. Whisk in grits. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until mixture is thick and grits are tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 mins. Whisk in 1c. cheese and nutmeg. Season to taste with hot pepper sauce. Cover and set aide. Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over med. heat until brown but not crisp. Transfer bacon to small bowl. Pour off half of drippings from skillet. Add shrimp to same skillet and cook until just pink - about 2 mins per side. Transfer shrimp to plate using slotted spoon. Add mushrooms to same skillet and saute until tender, about 4 mins. Add green onions and garlic and saute 3 mins. Return shrimp and bacon to skillet. Mix in lemon juice. Season with s/p and hot pepper sauce. Brings grits to simmer, adding milk or cream if too thick. Spoon grits onto plates. Spoon shrimp mixture over. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Serves 8 when you are having more things for a brunch
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
When cooking my grits, I usually cook them in milk to make them creamier or mix half water half milk.

 

 

 

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