Mmmâ¦mmmmm! Ainât gotta tell ya how grits go good with any meal. But this here time of the year, why, a good cheesy shrimp & grits is low-down southern good of the righteous kind! Especially if they’reÂ Easy Cheesy Weezy Shrimp & Grits!
So hereâs a quick, easy recipe thatâll have ya lickinâ the pot and begginâ mamma fer more!
Servings:Â 6 (hell, with the way I eat it, more like 2-3)
- 3 cups of water
- half teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of quick cookinâ grits
- 2-3 handfuls of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 to 1 and a halfÂ pounds (dependinâ on size, but use medium) of fresh or frozen raw shrimp (shell it, pull off them tails and remove those poop shoots)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- And some other stuff I reckon Iâll tell ya long the way.
Fixinâ It Up:
Cookinâ yer shrimp: Do it however ya prefer.
Ya can boilâem in a pot. If ya do, throw in a good amount of Old Bay seasoning for zing. (if ya ainât got Old Bay, throw in a couple chicken bouillon cubes)
Ya can stick the shrimp on skewers and grillâem up (if ya ainât got skewers, ya can fashion some up outta wire coat hangers).
Or ya can git out yer skillet, heat up 2 tablespoons of butter with 2 teaspoons olive oil and saute those suckers. If ya like, dice up fine some scallions and red bell pepper and saute with the shrimp as well.
The key is not to overcook the shrimp. No matter how ya cook it, itâs about 3-6 minutes (3 minutes a side on the grill) or til it donât look raw no moreâ¦ nice, healthy pink.
2. Now, or while yer shrimpinâ it, Cook up yer quick grits.
In a good sauce pot, boil and salt yer water. Stir in yer quick grits and reduce heat. Cook slowly fer about 5 minutes, but Iâm sure ya knew that. Remove from heat. Stir in yer cheddar cheese so it melts throughout the grits.
Now ya can be all fancy-like and spread the grits on individual plates and arrange the shrimp on top the grits. Or, hell, throw the shrimp in the grits and let everyone dig on in the pot!
Itâs all good! Enjoy!