Southern shrimp and cheesy grits is a classic dish that has been enjoyed for generations. It’s a comforting, flavorful meal that can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Whether you’re looking for a special weekend brunch or a quick weeknight dinner, this dish is sure to please. Here’s how to make delicious Southern shrimp and cheesy grits.
Preparing the Grits
The first step in making this dish is to prepare the grits. Start by bringing four cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and slowly stir in one cup of stone-ground grits. Cook the grits for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are thick and creamy. Once cooked, remove from heat and stir in two tablespoons of butter and one cup of grated cheddar cheese until melted. Set aside while you prepare the shrimp.
Cooking the Shrimp
Next, you’ll need to cook the shrimp. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add one pound of peeled and deveined shrimp to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about five minutes, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked through and pink. Remove from heat and set aside while you assemble the dish.
Assembling the Dish
To assemble the dish, spoon half of the prepared grits into an oven-safe baking dish. Top with half of the cooked shrimp and then repeat with remaining grits and shrimp. Sprinkle with additional grated cheese if desired. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve warm with your favorite sides such as roasted vegetables or a green salad for a complete meal.
Southern shrimp and cheesy grits is an easy yet flavorful dish that can be enjoyed any time of day. With just a few simple ingredients you can have this classic comfort food on your table in no time at all. Enjoy.
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