Have you ever had shrimp and grits? It is a very popular dish here in the Low Country. When my mother and friend were visiting me, I made it for them.
Here is the recipe that I used:
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 teas. salt
3/4 cup Palmetto Farms Grits
1 cup cheddar cheese
For Shrimp Topping:
1 cup diced bacon
1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
2 teas. hot pepper sauce
Grated cheese for garnish
1 lb. medium peeled shrimp
1 cup thinly sliced green bell pepper
sliced green onions for garnish
For grits: Bring chicken broth and milk to a boil. Stir in grits and salt, return to boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese. Keep warm.
For shrimp topping: Cook bacon in skillet till crisp. Remove bacon all all but 2 tablespoons of fat. Add peppers and onions. Cook till tender. Add shrimp and cook till pink. Return bacon, add hot pepper sauce. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Serve shrimp mixture over warm grits. Garnish with green onions and cheese.
Makes 6 servings.
It is a quick meal to make and also delicious! I love the fact that I can buy local shrimp off the boats that come in from the local waters!
Well heading to the Farmers Market for some fruit and vegetables. Have a great day!