The Ultimate Guide to Making Southern Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

Southern shrimp and cheesy grits is a classic southern dish that is beloved by many. This comforting dish is the perfect combination of savory, creamy, and cheesy flavors. It’s easy to make and can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Here’s your ultimate guide to making this delicious dish.

Gather Your Ingredients

The first step in making this classic southern dish is to gather your ingredients. You will need 1 pound of medium shrimp, 1 cup of uncooked grits, 1 cup of shredded cheese (cheddar or Colby Jack work best), 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1 teaspoon of paprika, salt and pepper to taste, and 2 cups of chicken broth.

Cook the Grits

Once you have all your ingredients ready to go it’s time to start cooking. Begin by bringing the chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Once boiling add in the grits and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until the grits are tender stirring occasionally. Once cooked stir in the butter and cheese until melted then season with salt and pepper to taste.

Prepare the Shrimp

While the grits are cooking you can prepare the shrimp. In a medium bowl combine the shrimp with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper then toss until evenly coated. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with a tablespoon of oil then add in the seasoned shrimp. Cook for about 3 minutes per side or until they are cooked through then remove from heat and set aside.

Assemble Your Dish

Now it’s time to assemble your southern shrimp and cheesy grits. Divide the cheesy grits between four plates then top each plate with an equal amount of cooked shrimp. Serve immediately while hot and enjoy.

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