Shrimp & Grits
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Cuisine: Seafood
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes or 2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup quick grits
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • FOR THE SHRIMP
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, without tails
  • cajun seasoning
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
Instructions
  1. Arrange bacon on a cooling rack (like for cookies) and set the rack on a sheet pan (something with a lip all the way around). Place the bacon in a cold oven, then turn the oven on to 400 degrees F. Cook the bacon for about 15 mins on each side, or until crispy. Chop 4 slices into bite-sized pieces and reserve the bacon grease from the bottom of the pan.
  2. FOR THE GRITS
  3. In a medium saucepan, bring water, bouillon, butter and grits to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 7 mins, until grits and thickened and tender. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
  4. Meanwhile, add 1-2 tablespoons of the bacon grease to a medium skillet over medium high heat. Season the shrimp with plenty of cajun seasoning. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook until the shrimp turn pink, about 1 minute per side. Lower the heat to medium and add the bacon scallions, garlic, and squeeze in some lemon juice. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the garlic and scallions are softened and the shrimp are done.
  5. Serve the grits in bowl and top with the shrimp. Enjoy!
Recipe by Close Harbour Seafood at https://closeharbourseafood.com/project/shrimp-grits/