Easy to make yet feels so fancy!
Shrimp and Grits Deconstructed
Shrimp and Grits is a classic southern dish.
Homemade Shrimp and Grits is a surprisingly easy to cook.
Since you can’t find shrimp and grits on a menu anywhere up north, we came up with our own recipe when we returned home. You can use instant grits, microwave or oven bake the bacon, and cook the shrimp all in under 20 minutes. Stir in some cheddar cheese, a bit of butter, and top with green onions. Boom! Done.
These special cooking tools might help.
Try cooking your bacon in the oven. There’s so much less mess than cooking on the stove top! Use a cast iron flat griddle so you don’t ruin your baking sheets. Or if it’s summer and you don’t want to heat your house, you could grill you bacon on low, using a cast iron griddle. Finally, if you’re in a hurry, try microwaving your bacon. It still gets nice and crispy when you use a microwave bacon tray and it’s done in minutes.
What does Shrimp and Grits taste like?
The flavors of this dish are pretty classic. Can’t go wrong with cheese and bacon, right? The combo plus a little bit of butter really brings the grits to life. Also the texture of the grits really works well with the crispy bacon and plump shrimp. To top things off, choose your favorite style barbecue sauce. I love a spicy, semi-sweet and tangy sauce. You can go with a jarred sauce or make your own pretty easily. Finally sprinkle with fresh green onions. All the ingredients complement each other really well without a ton
Readers love this recipe!
This recipe was first published on All Recipes many years ago and has received rave reviews from even Charleston natives!
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This recipe for barbecue shrimp and grits was feature on Menu Plan Monday!