Shrimp and grits


1 cup quick grits

4 cups water

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar


6 slices smoked bacon

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 red pepper finely chopped

3 green onions chopped

3 cloves garlic minced

1/4 cup low sodium chicken or vegetable broth


Bring the water to a boil; add the grits and salt.   Cook for 5-7 minutes or until tender.  Remove from heat, stir in butter, cream and cheddar cheese.In large skillet over medium heat cook bacon until crispy. Place on paper towels to drain; reserving bacon grease. Coarsely chop bacon once cooled. Add shrimp to bacon grease over medium heat.  Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper.   Flip shrimp after one minute; and cook for additional one minute.  Remove to plate.Add vegetable oil to skillet over medium heat.  Add red pepper and cook until slightly tender; 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low.  Add green onions and garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Add chicken broth to skillet and stir.  Return shrimp and bacon to the skillet and heat for 1 minute.Spoon shrimp mixture over cheesy grits.  Serve immediately.

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