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Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Grits


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  • 1 cup grits
  • salt to taste
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 lb shrimp, peeled, patted dry between paper towels
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2-4 garlic cloves, crushed with the side of a knife
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 ⁄4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 15mins


Step 1

Cook grits:
Add 4 parts cold water to 1 part grits and some salt. Stir well.

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil a minute or so until they begin to thicken, stirring constantly or they will lump.

Reduce heat to low. Partially cover pot with a lid and let simmer until thick and creamy.

Add cheese to your taste. Cover and let them sit while you make the shrimp.


Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add olive oil, butter, garlic, tomato, and red pepper flakes. Saute until tomato starts to soften.

Stir in shrimp. Saute shrimp 2 or 3 minutes or just until they curl and turn pink.

Season with salt & pepper.

Toss with lemon zest, juice, & chopped parsley.

Serve over plain or cheese grits.

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