An easy recipe for shrimp and grits from Food Network involves cooking grits in boiling water before stirring in butter and cheese. Bacon, lemon juice, scallions, parsley and garlic add flavor to the shrimp. Easy shrimp and grits recipes are also available from MyRecipes and Saveur.
To prepare shrimp and grits, boil 4 cups of water with salt and pepper, and pour in 1 cup of stone-ground grits. Cook the mixture for approximately 20 minutes or until the grits absorb the water. Turn off the heat, and incorporate 3 tablespoons of butter and 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
Chop 6 slices of bacon, and brown the bacon in a skillet. Set the bacon aside, and sauté 1 pound of peeled and deveined shrimp in the bacon drippings. When the shrimp change color, return the chopped bacon to the skillet, and stir in 4 teaspoons of lemon juice, 1 minced clove of garlic, 1 cup of sliced scallions and 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley. Cook the shrimp mixture for three minutes, and serve it with grits.
The shrimp and grits recipe from MyRecipes is similar. It calls for quick-cooking grits, which reduces the cooking time. Chicken broth gives the grits extra flavor, while Worcestershire sauce accents the shrimp mixture. The Saveur recipe features a mix of cheddar and Parmesan cheese in the grits, and it incorporates mushrooms, chicken broth and hot sauce into the shrimp mixture.