Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cheese Grits & Shrimp

Hi ya’ll! *waves hand* I just love grits, not sure how you feel about them. Grits seem to be one of those you either LOVE them or HATE them foods. My favorite way to eat them is with a huge hunk of butter, cubes of cheddar, and some salt & pepper.

What is your favorite way to eat grits?


Are you a hater??? Do not hate the player hate the grits! Lol


2 cups of chicken broth
1 cup of half/half
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick-cooking grits
1 (7 ounce) package chive & onion cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds shrimp, mine were frozen
1 large tomato, diced
3 green onions chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste


In a saucepan, bring the chicken broth and half & half to a boil. Stir in the quick grits and reduce the heat. Cook slowly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the chive cream cheese until melted. Let sit for 2 to 4 minutes; keep warm.

In a skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium heat, add in the green onion & garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes, add in shrimp and cook until pink. Stir in diced tomato and cook until tomato is heated through. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper for taste.

** I also drained any juice off – your choice!Spread the cheese grits on a warm platter. Top with shrimp mixture.


scrambledhenfruit said...

I like grits as long as they have cheese on them! (The shrimp looks yummy too!) Thanks!

Monet said...

I agree..I'm all about the cheese! I very rarely eat grits, but when I do, I always wish I enjoyed them more. They remind me of my sweet grandmother. This shrimp edition looks great!

Angie's Recipes said...

I don't have grit often enough, which I should. They are great in pudding too.
Yours looks scrumptious!

Taylor said...

I've never had grits! I probably need to check them out....yours sound delish!

LDH said...

well.... they sure look tempting in this dish! Especially the shrimp :)

newlywed said...

Looks delicious! We eat a lot of polenta, but never tried cheesey grits. I must do this soon...we love polenta.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Unfortunately, I'm on the not quite hate but don't really like side of grits.

Susi said...

That looks great, love the addition of shrimp with the creaminess of the grits!

Nirmala said...

I love grits for breakfast with brown sugar and butter. I should try the savory kind.

Sarah said...

MMMMM chive and onion cream cheese in the grits, that sounds heavenly. I think my son is for sure southern at heart. He LOVES shrimp and grits. I'll have to make this for him.

Tracy said...

I love shrimp & grits! Yours looks lovely!

Raina said...

I love grits just like you with butter! I have never tried them with shrimp, but I know I would love it:) Yours looks very yummy:)

Eliana said...

I sure could go for a bowl of this right now. Looks so incredibly comforting.

Katie said...

Looks yummy! My all time favorite breakfast is a bowl of grits with a fried egg on top. You cut it all up and mix it together. Bonus points for fried ham thrown in as well! (I'm southern, what do you expect?)