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Low Country Shrimp and Grits

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This recipe comes from Charleston South Carolina and if you have never tried grits before it just might win you over!


Serves: 4

  • ¾ cup quick grits
  • 3 cups water
  • ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • ¼ shrimp (peeled cleaned and tails removed)
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 dash tabasco
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 pinch of salt (to taste)
  • 1 pinch of pepper (to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons sliced scallions


Low Country Shrimp and Grits is a community recipe submitted by jme and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • In a large pot, boil 3 cups water and then add dry grits and lower the heat to simmer with a lid. This will cook in about 5 minutes- when thickened, add the cheddar and parmesan with 2Tbs. butter. Stir until creamy.
  • In a large skillet, fry bacon until crisp; drain, and crumble bacon. Add oil and 1T. butter to pan, heat.
  • Dredge shrimps in flour to just coat and then saute shrimp in oil/butter mixture.
  • Add garlic, lemon juice, bacon pieces and a dash of Tabasco. Shrimp are done when they turn pink.
  • Serve shrimp mixture over a large scoop of grits- add salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle scallions evenly over top.
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