1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp, coarsely chopped
Hot pepper sauce (optional)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°.
Combine milk and broth in a medium heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Gradually add grits and salt to pan, stirring constantly with a whisk. Cook 5 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in Parmesan, butter, and cream cheese. Stir in parsley and next 4 ingredients (through shrimp). Spoon mixture into an 11 x 7–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until set. Serve with hot pepper sauce, if desired.
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I cooked it 25 minutes as directed but it was like soup so I cooked it another 20 minutes. It was a little better but still thin. The flavo r was great though. I was afraid to cook it any longer because it was getting brown on top.I used instant grits. Is that the same as quick cooking or is that the problem? I would like to make it again but would like it to set up better.
I have made this numerous times with out any modifications to the recipe and it always pleases. I have several shrimp and grit dishes I do depending on the ingredients I have on hand but the great thing about this recipe is it can be expanded for a crowd. It's wonderful for large groups, it is an easy dish to do for a crowd, the most I ever did it for was about 75 people. And I have prepared it for around 40 to 50 people several times and it's always a hit.
I followed the suggestions of some other reviewers and sauteed celery, onion, and garlic in a little butter before adding the broth and milk. I added a few glugs more of broth as it was very thick. I also topped it all off with some panko-great suggestion. I only had frozen, cooked shrimp but just rinsed it under cold water for a minute or so and added it to the mix and it was fine. We thought this reminded us of tetrazzini-I think because of the parm and cream cheese. I asked my husband if I should give it five stars and he said "no not five, not like 'I want to eat this every day!'" haha but he definitely went back for another huge serving!! Served with a simple salad and some marinated cucumbers. Very creamy and tasty.