Shrimp and Cheddar Grits

TOTAL TIME: 20 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 5 min
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked quick grits
  • 6 ounces raw chopped shrimp
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
  • 4 tablespoons sliced scallions (5 to 6 scallions)
  • 2 tablespoons diced tomatoes (about 1 plum tomato)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro plus several small sprigs for garnish
  • 4 ounces shredded Cheddar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Directions

Bring water to a boil. Add grits, chopped shrimp, reduce heat to low and cook until grits are soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter, scallions, tomatoes, cilantro, and cheese. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
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