Momma’s Shrimp and Cheese Grits

Momma’s Shrimp and Cheese Grits I have tried a number of shrimp and grits recipes, but have not found one I really like. So I decided to experiment a bit and created a simple but delicious recipe that will surely please the taste buds. In New Orleans we like our cayenne pepper, so use less if you don’t like so much heat.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist

Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 30 mins

    TOTAL : 45 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; stir grits and salt into the boiling water, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer grits until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm.

    Advertisement
  • Melt 1/4 cup butter in a pan over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in green onions, cooking until green onions are wilted, another 4 minutes.

  • Mix shrimp into the garlic and green onions and cook until shrimp are firm and pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.

  • Just before serving, mix 1/4 cup butter into the cooked grits, followed by processed cheese. Mix thoroughly until creamy and cheese is melted. Season with salt and black pepper.

  • Place grits in a bowl, top with the shrimp, and pour pan sauce over shrimp and grits to serve.

Per Serving: 419 calories; protein 25.4g; carbohydrates 6.8g; fat 32.4g; cholesterol 260mg; sodium 990.6mg.