Lowcountry Shrimp & Grits


It wouldn’t be right for me to live in Charleston and not master Shrimp & Grits. So tonight I decided to give it a try.

Now this can easily be served as a main course or as an hors d’oeuvre in martini glasses for fun!


  • 1 pound of Shrimp (peeled and cleaned)
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Large garlic clove
  • Bundle of Scallions/Green Onions
  • 2 cups of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 stick of Butter
  • 1 cup of Grits (I used Old Fashioned by Quaker)
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • Thick cut bacon- about 6 slices
  • Salt & Pepper & other seasonings such as cajun/creole for some kick!

Let’s Get To It!

  1. Boil 3 cups of water with 2 chicken bouillon cubes and add grits
  2. Cook for about 20-25 minutes or until the water is absorbed
  3. Cook bacon in frying pan and remove
  4. Add shrimp into pan that bacon was cooked in with the grease and cook until pink
  5. Add butter and cheese and salt and pepper to grits and stir
  6. Saute shrimp with scallions, bacon crumbles, garlic, other seasonings and lemon juice for 3 minutes


Simply spoon out cheese grits onto bowl/plate and pour shrimp mixture over top! Enjoy.. I certainly did. 🙂


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