A holiday shrimp and grits recipe

Since quite a few people land on this blog while searching for a recipe for shrimp and grits, here’s a repost from Patty’s family cookbook – just in time for Christmas dinner!

[Shrimp and grits]
Shrimp and grits

Do first

Make enough for how many people are eating. Add salt to taste (use water to cook grits, not milk).

Add 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese to grits while cooking so it will melt

Do second


In a frying pan, mix:

  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 TB Tabasco
  • 2 TB lemon juice
  • 2 TB butter
  • 1/2 to 1 lb peeled raw shrimp

Cook 5-10 minutes, but don’t overcook the shrimp.

Stir in with shrimp before serving:

  • 1/3 cup milk or cream
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup diced ham (not luncheon meat)
  • sprinkle of parsley or chopped green onion

Do last

Eat and enjoy!

One Response to “A holiday shrimp and grits recipe”

  1. IAMB says:

    Dammit… now I’m suddenly hungry again. Time to go make this one. Sounds really good at the moment…