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Shrimp & Grits Recipe

"We often serve this Carolina Low Country favorite at our family's restaurant, Fresh House, in Albermarle, North Carolina," says Robin Hinson. "I've scaled our jumbo-sized version of the recipe down to feed a family."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chicken base or chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 cup uncooked old-fashioned grits
  • 1/2 pound cooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 4-1/2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup minced chives


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring water and chicken base to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 5-7 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the remaining ingredients until blended and heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 269 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 499 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 12 g protein.