Lisa’s Shrimp and Grits

My friend Lisa gave me this fabulous recipe for shrimp and grits and I’ve adapted it a bit to suit my own laziness.  It’s wonderful comfort food for cold nights.

I know, I should have taken a picture of it plated, but there were three hungry guys leaning over my shoulder, waiting.

1 cup grits, prepared as per package directions
3 Tbsp butter
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
1 lb salad shrimp, thawed (peeled and deveined, of course)
6 slices bacon (You can use raw bacon or use pre-cooked plus a heaping tablespoon of bacon grease if you have some in your fridge)
4 tsp lemon juice
1 cup chopped green onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
tabasco to taste

While the grits are cooking fry the bacon if you’re using raw, then crumble. Otherwise melt bacon grease in large pot and add shrimp, lemon juice, garlic, and green onions. Saute about three minutes.

Add butter and cheese to cooked grits, then add grits mixture to shrimp mixture. Add crumbled bacon. Season with salt, pepper, and tabasco as desired.

printable version

And don’t forget to head over to see Dianna at The Kennedy Adventures, where she is giving away a copy of my eBook – Tight Budget, Tiny Kitchen, and No Time: How to Eat Well in Your First Apartment.

I’ll be linking up this week to Works for Me Wednesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday, and The Mommy Club Resources and Solutions.  And since it’s a recipe I’ll also link up to The Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap, and Tastetastic Thursday.

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2 thoughts on “Lisa’s Shrimp and Grits”

  1. I’ve only had shrimp and grits once and it was in Charleston, SC. I’m afraid to make it myself, or even have it again, because it was such perfection the first time I don’t want to ruin my memory of it. I’m weird.

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