Lowcountry Shrimp and Cheese Grits recipe

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3 cups water
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup quick-cooking grits
1 (7 ounce) package garlic cheese spread
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 ½ pounds fresh shrimp, shelled and deveined without tails
1 large tomato, diced
salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Info

326.9 calories
carbohydrate: 24.8 g
cholesterol: 209.7 mg
fat: 13.2 g
fiber: 0.8 g
protein: 28.3 g
saturatedFat: 2.7 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 639.1 mg
sugar: 1.3 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. In a saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil. Stir in the quick grits and reduce the heat. Cook slowly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the garlic cheese until melted. Let sit for 2 to 4 minutes, keep warm.

  2. In a skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium heat. Saute the shrimp until pink. Stir in diced tomato and cook until tomato is heated through. Remove from heat and salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Spread the cheese grits on a warm platter. Top with shrimp mixture.

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Recipe Note

This is a quick, delicious recipe that showcases shrimp AND grits at their best. I have had equally good results using fresh and frozen shrimp.

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