Keep these "Savannah Shrimp and Grits" light and satisfying by adding in lots of herbs - here I'm using tarragon - and some acid, like lemon juice. That'll bolster flavor and keep the fat.
Recipe courtesy of Patrick Decker
Print
Savannah Shrimp and Grits
Total:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

For the Grits: 
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup instant grits
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Salt and ground black pepper 
  • Salt and ground black pepper
For the Shrimp:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 20 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, finely chopped
  • Salt and ground black pepper

Directions

To prepare the grits, combine the chicken stock, milk and garlic powder in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Bring the liquids to a boil and then stir in the grits. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring frequently, until the grits are tender and have absorbed the liquid, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the cheese and season the grits with salt and pepper. Reserve warm. 

While the grits are cooking, place a large skillet over medium heat with the butter. Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the shrimp, tomatoes and juice of the lemon to the pan and simmer until the shrimp are cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the zest of the lemon and tarragon and season the shrimp with salt and pepper. 

To serve, spoon the shrimp and pan sauce over the grits.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Shrimp and Grits

Tia's Shrimp and Grits

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage over Grits

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Shrimp and Grits

Recipe courtesy of Martha Nesbit

Shrimp and Grits

Recipe courtesy of Brylane Home

Cheesy Grits

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Grits-a-Ya-Ya

Recipe courtesy of Jim Shirley

Green Chili Grits

Recipe courtesy of Louis Lambert

On TV

Sugar Showdown

7:30am | 6:30c

Sugar Showdown

8:30am | 7:30c

Sugar Showdown

9:30am | 8:30c

Cake Hunters

10am | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30am | 9:30c

Cake Hunters

11am | 10c

Cake Hunters

11:30am | 10:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

12pm | 11c

Unwrapped 2.0

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

1pm | 12c

Unwrapped 2.0

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cheap Eats

3pm | 2c

Cheap Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cheap Eats

4pm | 3c

Cheap Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Southern and Hungry

5:30pm | 4:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

6:30pm | 5:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man Fire Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Man Fire Food

11pm | 10c

Man Fire Food

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12am | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Man Fire Food

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here