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Shrimp and Grits

Kiss these grits! It once was a dish prepared by those cash-strapped folks who were starving for a satisfying meal. Now, people realize it's a gratifying offering that's rich in taste.

Shrimp and Grits


For 2 people

  • 2 cup(s) 1 pot grits, cooked and chilled in loaf pan (1 cup per serving)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Roux, or as much as desired
  • 1 chicken broth
  • 20 large shrimp, peeled


Cut two slices off the loaf of chilled grits. Season with salt and pepper and pan-fry; keep warm. Melt butter in saut pan and cook pepper and onion until soft. Whisk roux in pan, and when browned thin with chicken broth, until sauce is desired thickness. Add shrimp and vegetables to pan; cook until shrimp are pink and done, no longer than 3 minutes. Put fried grits on 2 plates and top with shrimp in sauce.


For cheese grits, you can add cubed Monterey Jack cheese to the hot pot of grits before you chill it.

Nutrition facts

  • Kcal: 551.53 kcal
  • Fibers (g): 3.82g
  • Sodium (mg): 1749.93mg
  • Carbs: 55.01g
  • Fat: 19.81g
  • Saturated fat (g): 8.56g
  • Proteins: 36.4g