Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits
Servings: 4 Prep 20 mins Cook 20 mins Stand 5 mins


  • 1 pound cleaned raw shrimp
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coarse ground corn grits (such as Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 slices bacon, cut into thin strips
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 14 ounce can creamed corn
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • scallions, trimmed and sliced

Make It

1. In a medium bowl, toss shrimp with Old Bay seasoning. Set aside.

2. Bring 3 cups water and the salt to a boil in a large, lidded saucepan. Gradually stir in grits and reduce heat to medium. Partially cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, heat a large stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until just crisp, about 6 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towels.

4. Reduce heat under skillet to medium and add garlic. Cook 30 seconds to a minute. Add shrimp and cook 3 minutes, turning, until pink. Remove shrimp and garlic to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Stir creamed corn into grits. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.

5. Pour heavy cream into skillet, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan. Simmer 4 minutes until slightly thickened. Stir in shrimp and garlic and bacon pieces. Cook 1 minute.

6. Pour grits onto platter. Top with shrimp mixture and scatter scallions over top.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 535, Fat, total (g): 24, chol. (mg): 241, sat. fat (g): 12, carb. (g): 47, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 30, sodium (mg): 974, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.