Sunday, October 27, 2013

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp & grits are a total brunch comfort food, perfect for those chilly autumn mornings.

I've had this dish at a number of brunch spots, but decided to try and make my own at home. It's really easy to make and like the best brunch foods, good at any time of the day!


  • 1 cup of corn grits (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 4 cups of water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 clove raw garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli (including stalk)
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (or juice of 1/2 small lemon)
  • 2 cups of cooked shrimp (I used Trader Joe's frozen cooked shrimp)
  • 1 cup of cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or mix of choice)
  • butter to taste --about 4-5 nice big pats


Add salt & pepper to water and bring to a boil. Add in grits, turn heat to low, and stir to prevent lumps.

While the grits are cooking, heat oil and cook garlic & onion until they start to brown. Add in lemon juice & broccoli. Add in shrimp. Cook over a medium heat until broccoli is tender & shrimp is fully heated.

Once grits are cooked, turn off heat and add in the butter and cheese. Stir to combine. Pour grits into 4 bowls and top with shrimp mixture. Serve at once.

Serves: 4

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