Use Your Skillet Skills to Make Shrimp and Grits

Have you ever had shrimp and grits? If not, this easy recipe may tempt you into give it a try.ScreenHunter_282 Jan. 15 15.23

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup stone-ground grits
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced

Directions

Bring water to a boil. Add salt and pepper. Add grits and cook until water is absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter andIMG_9042 IMG_1161cheese.

Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned; drain well. In grease, add shrimp. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Use your Ulu knife to add chopped bacon, lemon juice, parsley, scallions and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes.

Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture and mix well. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy Martha Nesbit; Photography Credit of Shrimp and Ulu Knife: Christine Gonzales; Shrimp and Grits : André Baranowski