Shrimp And Grits

Shrimp And Grits

Shrimp And Grits

Prep Time
5 Minutes
Cook Time
1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Shrimp

  • 1 tablespoon Jazzy Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • Grits

  • 4 cups water, vegetable stock, or chicken stock

  • 1 cup stone-ground corn grits or polenta (not instant or quick-cooking)

  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • Assembly:

  • 4 strips of bacon, uncooked

  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup dry white wine

  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock

  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced chives


  • 1 Make the shrimp: In a medium bowl, mix together the Jazzy Spice Blend, salt, and pepper. Add the shrimp and toss to coat thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • 2 Make the grits: In a large saucepan over high heat, bring the water or stock to a boil. Once boiling, whisk in the grits. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, whisking often, until the grits begin to thicken. If the grits are bubbling and spurting too much, cover the pot partially with a lid, but make sure not to cover fully. Continue whisking frequently until the grits are tender, about 1 hour. If the grits get too thick before they are fully cooked, add ¼ cup cooking liquid at a time. Once cooked, stir in the cheddar cheese, butter, salt, and pepper. Keep warm before serving.
  • 3 While the grits are cooking, place the bacon strips in a cold medium skillet. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook the bacon until crispy, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove the bacon from the pan, leaving the bacon fat behind, and drain on paper towels. Once the bacon is cool, chop and reserve.
  • 4 Add the garlic to the bacon fat in the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes over medium low heat until fragrant. Add the shrimp, white wine, and chicken stock to pan. Cook until the shrimp are pink and opaque, then remove from the pan.
  • 5 Return chopped bacon to pan and cook for about a minute, until the liquid in the pan reduces slightly to make a sauce.
  • 6 Spoon the grits into bowls and top with the shrimp. Spoon the bacon sauce over the shrimp and garnish with chives.
  • 7 Enjoy!