Shrimp and Grits Recipe


  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1/3 cup onion diced
  • 1/3 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh
  • 2 tablespoons parsley fresh, chopped
Cheese Grits
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup grits


  1. Bring water, chicken broth and garlic powder to a boil in a medium pot. Add grits and cook for 18-20 minutes or thick and creamy (or follow times listed on your grits package). Remove from heat and stir in cheese and butter until melted.

  2. Meanwhile, chop bacon. Fry in a medium sized pan until crispy. Remove from pan leaving drippings in the pan (should be about 1 tablespoon).

  3. Saute onions in the bacon grease 3-4 minutes or until slightly softened. Add bell peppers and cook until tender, about 3 minutes more. Remove the peppers and onions from the pan and set aside.

  4. Toss the shrimp with garlic powder and Old Bay seasoning. Cook in the pan 2-3 minutes on each side. Add onion mixture back in along with lemon juice and parsley.

  5. Serve shrimp mixture overtop of grits. Garnish with crumbled bacon, parsley, and lemon wedges.

    Nutrition Facts

Calories: 427

Fat: 24g

Saturated Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 250mg

Sodium: 1220mg

Potassium: 250mg

Carbohydrates: 23g

Protein: 27g

Vitamin A: 725%

Vitamin C: 18.6%

Calcium: 330%

Iron: 2.5%

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