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Shrimp and Grits

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Classic dish of creamy grits topped with shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
25 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
55 min
Recipe Servings



1 1/2 cups water

2 1/4 cups milk

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup grits

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 medium (1 cup) onion, chopped

1 medium (1 cup) green bell pepper, chopped

3 ribs (1 cup) celery, chopped

1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic

2 cups chicken or seafood stock

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 bay leaf

1 tablespoon Cajun or creole seasoning

1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined

Salt, as desired

Pepper, as desired


6 lemon wedges

2 tablespoons chopped green onion

Louisiana-style hot sauce


Bring water, milk, and salt to boil in 4-quart saucepan. Slowly stir in grits until well mixed. Return to a boil; cover. Reduce heat to low. Cook 30 minutes. Add more water or milk as necessary to achieve desired consistency. Stir in 1/4 cup butter. Keep warm until serving time.

Meanwhile, melt 1/2 cup butter in 6-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in flour. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is deep golden brown. Add onion, green bell pepper, celery and garlic. Cook 7-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add stock, diced tomatoes, bay leaf and seasoning. Cook until thickened to consistency of gravy.

Add shrimp, cook 3-5 minutes or until pink throughout (do not overcook). Discard bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.

Serve over warm grits. Garnish with lemon wedges, green onion and hot sauce.


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