Cheesy Grits with Bacon and Shrimp

grits + water
3 tbs butter
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cups pepper jack cheese, grated [optional]
paprika, to taste [optional]
black pepper, to taste
chopped scallions [optional]

cook the grits per instructions [water:grits ratio] and cover fo 12-14 minutes. add in butter and cheese and add the paprika and black pepper to taste. since the cheese is already salty, i didn’t find extra salt necessary. i just added additional pepper jack cheese for more spice and a kick to the grits. right before serving, i stirred in the scallions and served hot.

1 lb shrimp
1/2 minced onion
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 lemons, juiced
splash of white wine
salt & black pepper, to taste

sautee the onion and garlic til soft, add the shrimp, lemon juice and splash of wine to the pan… salt & pepper to taste

a few slices of bacon, small chunks
2 large eggs
avocado, chopped
cilantro [optional garnish] 

after frying the bacon, save the bacon fat and fry the eggs in it to top the grits.

i plate by putting grits in a bowl, put shrimp on top of that. sprinkle bacon bits on top, add the fried egg. avocado on the side, a slice of lemon and a sprinkle of black pepper and cilantro on op. NOM!

For some extra oomph, drizzle some bacon fat on top <3


  1. That sounds awesome. I love grits with shrimp.


  2. Excellent post thanks for sharing. Food is something I can enjoy all around. If I’m not eating it. I’m reading and looking at pictures about it.

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