South Carolina Shrimp Gravy and Grits from Grits and Groceries

South Carolina Shrimp Gravy and GritsRecipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
The generous amount of seasoning leaves enough left over to use in other seafood recipes.


Makes 7 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


10 bacon slices, chopped
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Low Country Seasoning
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled
1 1/4 cup (10-oz.) beef broth
Hot cooked grits
Garnish: fresh thyme


1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until almost crisp. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery; cook, stirring often, 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender and bacon is crisp.

2. Stir in flour; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in Low Country Seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and 2 teaspoons thyme. Stir in shrimp. Cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes. Stir in beef broth. Cook, stirring often, 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink and sauce is thickened. Serve over grits. Garnish, if desired.