Lowcountry Shrimp and Cheese Grits

Lowcountry Shrimp and Cheese Grits

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 326.5
  • Total Fat: 14.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.6 mg
  • Sodium: 502.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 10.4 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 c polenta (or yellow grits or cornmeal)
    16 oz. Fat free half and half
    16 oz. water
    2 tbsp EVOO
    1 tsp unsalted butter
    1 sm onion, finely chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/8 tsp pepper
    1/2 c Shredded Parmesan Cheese or other cheese


1) In a medium saucepan, bring half and half and water to a boil. With liquid boiling, sprinkle in polenta while stirring liquid. Stir in salt and keep stirring until entire mixture boils again. Reduce heat to maintain a steady simmer and cover. Stir every few minutes until thick and tender (traditionally polenta is stirred constantly while cooking--go ahead and do this if you like, but it's not absolutely necessary). This will take about 7 minutes. Turn off heat add cheese, stir and cover with lid while preparing shrimp.
2) Meanwhile, heat olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onions until tender, then toss in shrimp. Season with salt and pepper, and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until shrimp turn pink. Stir shrimp mixture into grits, and continue cooking for a few minutes. Or you can place the cheese polenta on plate and top with the shrimp. Serve hot.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHUCKLES0719.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This tasted so good. My husband loved it. I added shredded cheddar instead of Parmesan. It would have been even better if I had used regular grits, instead of quick grits, but that was what I had in the pantry. Will definitely prepare again! - 3/31/11

    Reply from CHUCKLES0719 (4/1/11)
    Thank you. I appreciate the feedback. Both of your changes sound tasty.

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    Made this yesterday! - 6/30/21

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    Very Good
    Excellent flavor, very filling and hearty. If you want the classic shrimp and grits taste, this is it. - 10/2/11

    Reply from CHUCKLES0719 (10/2/11)
    Meredith, I appreciate the feedback. This recipe takes me back to the Carolina's.