Cheesy Shrimp and Grits

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This quick and easy shrimp and grits recipe will wow your family as a weeknight meal or impress guests at a dinner party.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Coastal Living

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Preparation

  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil over medium-high heat; stir in grits. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in salt and next 3 ingredients. Set aside, and keep warm.
  2. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon from pan.
  3. Cook shrimp in same pan over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until almost pink, stirring occasionally. Add lemon juice and next 4 ingredients, and cook 3 minutes. Stir in bacon.
  4. Spoon grits onto individual plates or into shallow bowls; top with shrimp mixture. Serve immediately.
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