Enjoy Down-Home Comfort Food With This Shrimp And Grits Recipe
When you're looking for comfort food that your whole family will enjoy check out this Shrimp and Grits recipe by Taste Of Home. This iconic recipe is known as the fishermen's breakfast for it's bed of cheese grits topped with bacon bits and shrimp. This savory recipe has everything you could ask for when it comes to comfort food, with its soft, buttery grits, crispy bacon studded sauce, and delectable seasoned shrimp.
- 4 Green Onions, Chopped (Optional)
- 2 Cups of Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth
- 1 Teaspoon of Cajun or Blackened Seasoning
- 2 Cups of 2 percent Milk
- 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
- 1/3 Cup of Butter, Cubed
- 1 Pound of Uncooked Shrimp (31-40 per pound)
- 3/4 Teaspoon of Salt
- 8 Thick-Sliced Bacon Strips, Chopped
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Pepper
- 1 Cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 3/4 Cup of Uncooked Old-Fashioned Grits
Step 1: Add 2 cups of 2 percent milk, 2 cups of reduced-sodium chicken broth, 1/3 cup of cubed butter, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and 3/4 teaspoon of salt to a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
Step 2: Slowly stir in 3/4 cup of uncooked old-fashioned grits.
Step 3: Reduce heat, and then cover with a lid and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stir occasionally.
Step 4: Stir in 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese until smooth, then set aside.
Step 5: Cook eight chopped thick-sliced bacon strips until crispy in a large skillet. Then drain on paper towel, but keep the four teaspoons of drippings in the skillet.
Step 6: Take the 1 pound of uncooked shrimp and sauté in the skillet with three minced garlic cloves and 1 teaspoon of Cajun or blackened seasoning. NOTE: You want the shrimp to be pink.
Step 7: Mix the bacon bits in with the shrimp. Then serve on top of grits. Sprinkle with the optional green onions.
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You can add your own spin on this delicious recipe by adding your preferred amount Cajun seasoning or hot sauce because who doesn't love a little kick of flavor. You can also choose the size of the shrimp you want, but if you're looking for a balanced meal then you'll probably want to lean more toward medium or large shrimp. Also if you don't like the hassle of deveining and peeling your shrimp, then you should purchase them already peeled and deveined.
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