Recipe:Shrimp & Grits

My friends always laugh at me for having no sense of time when it comes to meals. I like to eat what I have a taste for whether it is morning or evening. I love a good restaurant but I am very picky and there are a couple of dishes I only eat when I prepare and grits are one of those dishes I can typically only enjoy at home. I hope you find this recipe tasty. Remember with all great cooks comes modification to taste. I provide the basics of what I enjoy but feel free to zest it up with your special flavors!

Shopping ingredients:

  • Jumbo/Large Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • Grits
  • Easy melt cheese of your choice (Velveeta for me cheddar for my hubby)
  • Ghee
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder Or fresh garlic
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Black Pepper
  • White Pepper (extra spice)
  • Fresh basil



  1. Bring water to a boil for grits based on the instructions on the container and how many you are serving. Prepare as instructed.
  2. Add seasoning to the boiling water before adding grits, this will flavor the water and penetrate the grits.
  3. As the grits get thicker add cheese. If the grits are not as thin as you would like add water 1/4th a cup at a time until you have the consistency you desire.


  1. Heat a Skillet and add Ghee based on how buttery you like your shrimp.
  2. If using fresh garlic add it to the Ghee in the skillet
  3. Add all seasoning to a large bowl and stir for shrimp
  4. Dip each shrimp in the seasoning mix and add to the skillet
  5. Cook until shrimp is pink and firm, flip on each side for at least 5 minutes

Plate your grits and shrimp and bon apetite!

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