Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

Doesn't this sound so yummy with a little pinch of wow! This family has a new favorite recipe.

3/4 cup instant grits
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/4 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
2 large cloves garlic, minced
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
Juice of 1/2 lemon, plus wedges for serving
2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat, covered. Uncover and slowly whisk in the grits, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the parmesan and 1 tablespoon butter. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.

Meanwhile, season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, garlic and cayenne, if using, and cook, tossing, until the shrimp are pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and add 2 tablespoons water, the lemon juice and parsley; stir to coat the shrimp with the sauce and season with salt and pepper.

Divide the grits among shallow bowls and top with the shrimp and sauce. Serve with lemon wedges.

* I used freshly grated parmesan cheese and opt out of the lemon juice. Hubby is not a big fan of lemon in savory dishes. 

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine




Elizabeth Piseczny said...

Ooh, this sounds so good! My boyfriends not a huge fan of grits, but I think you could sub out for some linguine just as well, right?

Can't wait to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing!


Maria said...

This sounds so good! I can't wait to try.

Donna said...

This looks fantastic! My kind of meal! #CookBlogShare

Amy said...

I think that Garlic Shrimp sounds great wit grits. Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friday.

Lizet Flores de Bowen said...

Linda, this is such a great recipe! simple and so delicious. Thanks for sharing at FF and don't forget to link up to Fiesta Friday so you can be eligible for feature :)

Teresa B said...

I love shrimp, so I know I'm going to love this. Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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Roseann Hampton said...

I live in the south but have never tried grits - might be time to change that! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger's Pit Stop! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

The Charm of Home said...

Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Donna @ Modern on Monticello said...

I have been looking for a good shrimp and grits recipe so I can't wait to try this one out. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

Sherry Cole said...

We featured your recipe for our Most Loved Feature at Totally Terrific Tuesday. This recipe looks amazing. Thank you for linking up with us.

Mary K. said...

This is one recipe I can definitely sink my teeth into. I never miss a chance to eat shrimp.

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