This is an excellent recipe. I am reluctant to make recipes online because they don't come out well, but this one was a winner. I looked for items that I already had in my fridge. I used Tony chachere seasoning instead of Old Bay. I personally think Old Bay is too salty for me. I didn't use yellow bell pepper because I only have red and green a& I didn't use celery. My family absolutely loved this meal. We served it with grits. We added cheese to our individual plates. My son wants this recipe when he goes back to college to make it at the dorms. Will definitely repost your website link. Thank you so much for providing this wonderful wonderful recipe. It's delish and quick. Camila, @MomsOnTheGo
I couldn't resist saving the shells to make a shrimp broth, which I then used in the recipe instead of the water. Simply add the shells to about 2 cups of water, bring to boil, and let it simmer while doing the chopping for the rest of the recipe. For the broth itself, add leftover celery, bell pepper and bay leaf if you like. Use as much broth as needed for the recipe and freeze the rest for later uses. I also added a liberal splash of white wine to the shrimp after it was added back into the recipe later on, and let the wine cook down, and then added about 3/4 cup of the broth, and let it all cook down, being careful not to overcook the shrimp. It all came together nicely for a week day meal. Not my all time favorite, but a good one when I don't have time to make a full cajun shrimp and grits recipe. And yes, I personally think grits are a must for this one!
Wonderful, keeper! Followed the recipe with maybe a little extra shrimp and sausage. it turned out great! I used my own version of dinner grits which I used stock instead of water. Add some green onions as garnish, or carmelize some yellow ones in the beginning.
Love this recipe. i added 2tbsp old bay which was too spicy for kid. i will make again but i will stay with recipe direction
Very good; didn't miss a higher calorie version either. Also added more spice and served with cheese grits.
Wonderful comfort food. Made with what I had on hand- andouille sausage and green pepper and onion. Used 2 tsp. Old bay as suggested. Served with smoked gouda grits from myrecipes.com. Very good dinner on cold night. Quick & easy.
It is hard to beat Paula Deen's shrimp and grits recipe, but this one is a really good substitute when you want a seriously lightened up version. I took other reviewer's advice and used more old bay seasoning (about 1 1/2 tbsp.) I also substituted one link of andouille sausage since I had on hand. I also changed the order of cooking and cooked the sausage first, then added the peppers (and some chopped onion too.) Removed from pan and then cooked shrimp and added the garlic the last minute of cooking. Served on top of instant grits with just a little cheddar cheese added. Everything cooked really nicely just using the spray and a non-stick skillet, no added oils or butter needed. This was a really good recipe and I would give it a 4 or 5, but if I am serving shrimp and grits worthy of a special occasion I would serve Paula Deen's recipe, however, I will be adding this recipe to our regular rotation since it was super easy, tasty, healthy, and I usually have most ingredients on hand.
A good simple meal! I doubled the old bay and the water. Also added a whole bunch of green onions chopped when added the bell pepper
Mu husband, the gourmet chef, loved this and so did I! As per another reviewers suggestion I did bump the Old Bay up to about 2 tablespoons. With that little tweek and the addition of andouille sausage, rather than the turkey, although I do wish I could find turkey andouille, it was amazing! I may add some green onions/scallions next time just to give it a little kick! I also served it with the Spicy Cheese Grits as suggested.
I doubled the recipe to feed 5 and made grits on the side. I used andouille sausage instead of turkey sausage to give it more spice. Delicious!
Yummy! I'm pretty sure I used more seasonings than what was called for and it turned out great.
This was great. I made a few changes. I served with brown rice instead of grits. I added more old bay ( 2 tbsp) and water ( another 1/4 cup after it was done).