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Quick and Easy Shrimp and Grits Recipe Idea

Quick and Easy Shrimp and Grits

5 from 9 reviews
  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: stovetop cooking
  • Cuisine: southern


Quick and Easy Shrimp and Grits are the iconic southern recipe, but simple enough to make at home during the week or share with friends around the table!




  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup grits (stone ground is preferred)
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 stick butter


  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp (if frozen allow to thaw)
  • 1 tablespoon Smokehouse Maple Seasoning from Grillmates
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Butter


For the Grits:

  1. Bring water, milk, and salt to a rolling boil (be watchful! Since you’re using milk, it can bubble over very quickly!).
  2. Carefully whisk in grits to the boiling liquid, and whisk, whisk, whisk so no lumps form.
  3. Once the grits have returned to a slow boil, turn the heat down to simmer, and simmer for 20+ minutes. Stirring often.
  4. When the grits have absorbed the liquid, add butter and half and half to them and stir well.


  1. In a bowl, toss shrimp with Smokehouse Maple Seasoning, and let sit while you preheat your skillet.
  2. Over medium-high heat, in a cast-iron skillet, melt butter and olive oil together until it shimmers.
  3. Gently lay the shrimp into the hot skillet in a single layer.
  4. Cook shrimp for 1-2 minutes per side, or until a bright pink color. 
  5. Ladle grits into a bowl, and top with shrimp!

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