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Garlic Shrimp and Grits

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
Leave the tails on the shrimp you use as a garnish for an attractive presentation.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp, cooked
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits, uncooked
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Garnishes: chopped fresh chives, peeled and cooked shrimp, freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired.

  2. Bring 3 cups water, cream, butter, and salt to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and whisk in grits. Cook, whisking constantly, 7 to 8 minutes or until mixture is smooth. Stir in 1 pound shrimp, cheese, and garlic, and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Garnish, if desired.