“This is just an old Southern stick-to-your-ribs dinner combining fresh shrimp, a medley of peppers, onion and creamy cheese grits. It’s great served with corn bread and sliced tomatoes.” —Melissa Birdsong, Gilbert, South Carolina
- 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup quick-cooking grits
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 package (14 ounces) frozen pepper strips, thawed
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 3/4 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 5-7 minutes or until thickened.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion and pepper strips in oil until crisp-tender. Add the shrimp, parsley and lemon juice; saute 3-4 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink.
- Stir cheese and sour cream into grits; serve with shrimp mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Southern Shrimp & Grits in Simple & Delicious February/March 2011, p27
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013
"The grits were too rich on their own and then adding the shrimp and sauce just made it worse. No thank you."