Carolina Shrimp & Cheddar Grits Recipe

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Carolina Shrimp & Cheddar Grits Recipe
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Carolina Shrimp & Cheddar Grits Recipe

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Shrimp and grits are a house favorite—if only we could agree on a recipe. I stirred things up with cheddar and Cajun seasoning to find a winner. —Charlotte Price, Raleigh, North Carolina
Featured In: 31 Meals in a Bowl
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2-3/4 hours
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2-3/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked stone-ground grits
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (31-40 per pound)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

Directions

Place the first five ingredients in a 3-qt. slow cooker; stir to combine. Cook, covered, on high 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until water is absorbed and grits are tender, stirring every 45 minutes.
Stir in cheese and butter until melted. Stir in remaining ingredients; cook, covered, on high 15-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Carolina Cheese Shrimp and Grits in Taste of Home June/July 2015

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 417 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 175mg cholesterol, 788mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

  • 1 cup uncooked stone-ground grits
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (31-40 per pound)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  1. Place the first five ingredients in a 3-qt. slow cooker; stir to combine. Cook, covered, on high 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until water is absorbed and grits are tender, stirring every 45 minutes.
  2. Stir in cheese and butter until melted. Stir in remaining ingredients; cook, covered, on high 15-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Carolina Cheese Shrimp and Grits in Taste of Home June/July 2015

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wanders6 User ID: 4956076 270255
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2017

"I have never liked Grits even after living in the south for several years. I saved this only because I love Shrimp, cheese and veg's so I thought why not try again. This was Amazing!! We didn't have time for the slow cooker so my husband grilled the shrimp and the rest on the stove. Thanks for sharing this delicious meal!!"

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randcbruns User ID: 828588 259093
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"After a recent trip to the South, we've been stuck on Creole food. Grits is something we feel in love with. This recipe is just amazing."

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Gerbur User ID: 8876664 249247
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2016

"Can I ask about the plate used in the photo? I notice the A-B logo on it. Do you know where the plate originated from?"

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gld2bmom User ID: 7191733 229269
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2015

"These cheesy grits are creamy and full of flavor! I will definitely make this recipe again!"

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