Saturday, September 3, 2016

Saturday Recipe

I have always enjoyed Shrimp and Grits but this is a different take on that dish.

Spicy Shrimp and Grits

3 cups 1% low-fat milk
1 cup water
1 Tbs butter
1/2 tsp salt, divided
1/4 tsp black pepper, divided
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
4 slices applewood-smoked bacon
1 lb peeled, deveined large shrimp
1 cup thinly vertically sliced white onion
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 tsp hot pepper sauce or chopped chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
1/8 tsp ground or crushed red pepper
1/4 cup green onion strips

1. Combine milk, water, butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer; gradually add grits, stirring constantly with a whisk. Reduce heat to medium; cook 4 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cheese.

2. While grits cook, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings; crumble bacon. Add shrimp to drippings in pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove shrimp from pan. Add white onion to pan; sauté 1 minute. Stir in bacon, tomatoes, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; sauté 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add shrimp, pepper sauce, and red pepper; cook 1 minute or until shrimp are heated. Serve over grits; sprinkle with green onions.

Servings: 4

Source: Cooking Light

Have a great holiday weekend.


  1. Nice timing. This is actually one of my Blue Apron dinners next week.

  2. Replies
    1. Basically so do I JoJo. We used to buy lots of shrimp in NC but here, it is not only expensive, but doesn't taste so good. Been on ice for too long I guess.

  3. Hi Jo,

    Oh I do love that recipe.

    Wishing you a very nice Labour Day weekend.


    1. Thanks Gary and thanks again. I haven't read your blog yet but I gather the idiots have finally sorted it. Glad to hear you will be soon winging your way here. Wish you weren't going to be so far away.