Shrimp & Grits Recipe

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Submitted by shades88

Makes 4 servings



Charleston style shrimp & grits

Recipe Ingredients for Shrimp & Grits

3 oz bacon
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 ground black pepper to taste
1 garlic powder to taste
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 green onion, chopped
1 cup grits

Recipe Directions for Shrimp & Grits

  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine cream water, and hot stock; bring to a gentle boil. Add butter salt, and pepper. Slowly add grits, stirring constantly (so that the grits do not settle to the bottom and scorch), until all are added; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally (be careful not to scorch mixture), or until the grits are tender.

  2. NOTE: Grits should have absorbed all of the liquid and become soft and should have the same consistency as oatmeal (moist, not dry). If the grits become too thick, add warm stock or water to thin. remove from heat.

  3. Sprinkle shrimp with lemon juice, salt, and pepper; set aside. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, cook bacon until brown but not crisp. Remove from heat and pat dry with paper towels; set aside. Coarsely chop bacon when cool. Reserve 4 tablespoons bacon grease in the frying pan. Add onion, garlic, and green or red bell pepper; saute 10 minutes or until the onion is transparent. Add shrimp mixture and bacon; saute 5 to 7 minutes or until shrimp are opaque in center (cut to test). Remove from heat.

  4. To serve, spoon hot grits onto individual serving plates and top with shrimp mixture.

  5. Makes 4 servings.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 345.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
341
Calories from Fat
139
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.4g
24%
Saturated Fat
6.7g
34%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
201mg
67%
Sodium
1962mg
82%
Potassium
254mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
19.2g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
3.6g
Protein
31.6g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 68%
Calcium 3% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Very high in sodium
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