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Shrimp and Grits

Updated on August 17, 2012

Shrimp and Grits

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Shrimp and Grits

When you grow up southern, and someone asks you what goes the best with shrimp, you're natural response will most likely be "grits". I adore the amazing flavor combinations of low country cuisine (see my low country boil recipe too if you haven't). They incorporate seafood which I adore with spicy and delicious flavors in a way that makes you smile all over.

Try this tasty southern dish and you will be hooked. It is amazing.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Several servings


  • 1 tbsp olive oil, can use canola or vegetable
  • 4 oz country ham
  • 1 8 oz pack fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 cup green onions (scallions), thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced jar kind
  • 1 cup strong coffee
  • 1/4 cup sherry, cooking kind okay
  • 1 tbsp corn startch
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1 8 oz bag sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Brown ham in the olive oil. Add mushrooms, seasoning salt, and thyme. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes.
  2. Add the green onions and garlic. Saute for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add coffee, cornstarch, sherry, and hot sauce. Heat to a simmer over medium-low.
  4. Add shrimp and cook until pink.
  5. Cook grits according to package directions.
  6. Put grits into a bowl and cover with shrimp mixture. Also cover with cheese shreds. Enjoy!


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