From the first time I had shrimp and grits in Wilmington, NC, I was hooked. Whenever I see it on a menu, it's just hard to resist. The first time I made them, I thought it was a lot of work and a lot of added fats. This recipe is a simplified version that still has all those great flavors (with less fat of course.) I hope you enjoy!
Super Simple Shrimp and Grits
- 1 cup Yellow corn grits
- 3 cup Water
- 1/4 T Salt
- 28 Shrimp
- 10 oz Turkey Kielbasa
- 3 TB Butter
- 2 T Old Bay Seasoning
- 1.5 Tb Flour
- 1.5 cups Chicken Broth
- 2 TB Heavy Cream
- 1/2 T Salt
- 4 Stalks Green onion finely chopped
- Heat large pan over medium and add 1 TB butter to melt.
- Add the kielbasa and shrimp and cook for 5-7 minutes.
- Add the remaining butter and melt.
- Sprinkle in the flour and Old Bay. Coat all the kielbasa and shrimp and cook for 1 minute.
- Add in the chicken broth and still well to mix. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
- For the grits. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil, and then add the grits and salt. This is a quick cook, so it should only take 5 minutes.
- Add the heavy cream and salt. Stir well and cook for 5-8 minutes. Add more broth if it becomes to thick, you want it to be a sauce like consistency.
- To plate, scoop some of the grits into a bowl, and then cover with the shrimp and kielbasa. Sprinkle with a little green onion.