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Shrimp & Grits

"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.
  • Makes
    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
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 4-1/2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup minced chives


  • 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.

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  • twilagr
    Sep 21, 2013

    simply delicious and very easy to make

  • nurseKaren
    Jan 24, 2011

    I doubled the amount of shrimp and I also added about 1 Tbsp of dry onion soup mix because I didn't have any chives. The onion soup mix gave it a little extra boost that I really liked!