Spicy Shrimp & Grits

Spicy Shrimp & Grits
Spicy Shrimp & Grits

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2

    cups quick-cooking grits

  • 1/4

    cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 1/2

    tablespoons butter

  • 4

    tablespoons hot sauce, divided

  • 1

    pound unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 2

    bacon slices

  • 1/2

    cup chopped green onions

  • 1

    tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1

    tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • Hot sauce (optional)

Directions

Cook grits according to package directions. Remove from heat, and stir in cheese, butter, and 3 tablespoons hot sauce until melted and blended. Cover and set aside. Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired. Toss with salt and remaining 1 tablespoon hot sauce. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, reserving drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon. Add shrimp and green onions to skillet, and sauté 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Stir in lemon juice. Spoon grits onto a serving platter; top evenly with shrimp mixture, and sprinkle with parsley and bacon. Serve with additional hot sauce, if desired.

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