Easy Shrimp and Grits

2019-05-26T12:06:41-05:00May 26th, 2019|Recipes|0 Comments

Easy Shrimp and Grits

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt divided
  • 1 cup yellow corn grits I use Bob's Red Mill
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter divided
  • 1/2 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/4 lbs large 16-20 count shrimp peeled and deveined (You'll want 5-6 large shrimp per person)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped andouille sausage
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Frank's red hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion plus more for garnish


  1. Add water, chicken stock, cream and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Slowly add grits while whisking. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer while stirring occasionally until creamy and cooked, about 40-45 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 tablespoon butter and cheese. Stir until cheese and butter are melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. When the grits are a few minutes away from being done. Generously season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Set aside for a minute.
  3. Heat a large non-stick skillet to a medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add sausage. Sauté sausage until golden brown on all sides, about 2-3 minutes. Keep oil in pan and remove sausage with a slotted spoon.
  4. Keep the heat on medium and add 1 tablespoon butter to the pan. Add shrimp. Cook until shrimp are bright pink and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Remove shrimp, set aside. Add garlic, sauté 1-2 minutes or until softtned. Add chicken stock, lemon juice and hot sauce to pan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Once the sauce has reduced a bit, whisk remaining butter in one tablespoon at a time. Add green onion, reserved sausage, and shrimp. Toss and remove from heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon grits into four bowls. Evenly divide the shrimp between the bowls and spoon sauce and sausage on top. Garnish with more green onion.

Recipe Notes

Servings: 4 people

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