• Prep Time: NA
  • Cooking Time: NA
  • Serves: 6

Southern Shrimp and Grits

Category: Brunch, Breakfast

 Ingredients List

  • 3 tbsps fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce (tabasco)
  • 1 1/2 lbs shrimp (peeled and deveined large)
  • 2 bacon (slices chopped)
  • 1 cup onion (frozen chopped)
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper (frozen chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tsps minced garlic (bottled)
  • 1 cup fat free less sodium chicken (broth)
  • 1/2 cup green onions (chopped, divided)
  • 5 cups water
  • 11/2 cups quick-cooking grits (uncooked)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)


Combine first 3 ingredients; set aside.
Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic to drippings in pan; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in shrimp mixture, broth, and 1/4 cup green onions; cook 5 minutes or until shrimp are done, stirring frequently.
Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually add grits, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, for 5 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Stir in butter and salt. Serve shrimp mixture over grits; sprinkle with cheese and remaining green onions.

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