Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

I made cream cheese grits with bacon wrapped shrimp a few weeks ago, and we both enjoyed it so much that I wanted to make another shrimp and grits recipe, but this time something a bit less rich than the cream cheese grits.  These lemon and garlic shrimp with bacon and cheesy grits were so good, I love anything with lemon and shrimp is no exception!

3 cups milk
3/4 cup grits
2 cups cheddar, grated
4 slices bacon, chopped
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 garlic cloves
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 spring onion, chopped
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Bring the milk to a boil in a large pan, add the grits and season with salt and pepper.  Reduce heat to medium and cook for 25 minutes, stirring often.  Add in the cheese and stir until melted.

Fry the bacon in a large pan, remove bacon and add shrimp to the bacon fat and cook for a minute or two, add in the lemon juice, garlic, spring onion and parsley and cook for 2 or 3 minutes, until the shrimp are cooked through.

Serve the shrimp and bacon over the cheesy grits.

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