Shrimp and Grits

Ingredients

▢4 slices bacon chopped

▢⅓ cup onion diced

▢⅓ cup green bell pepper diced

▢1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined

▢1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

▢½ teaspoon garlic powder

▢1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh

▢2 tablespoons parsley fresh, chopped


Cheese Grits


▢2 cups chicken broth

▢2 cups water

▢1 ½ cups cheddar cheese shredded

▢¼ cup butter

▢½ teaspoon garlic powder

▢1 cup grits

Instructions


Bring water, chicken broth and garlic powder to a boil in a medium pot. Add grits and cook for 18-20 minutes or thick and creamy (or follow times listed on your grits package). Remove from heat and stir in cheese and butter until melted.


Meanwhile, chop bacon. Fry in a medium sized pan until crispy. Remove from pan leaving drippings in the pan (should be about 1 tablespoon).


Saute onions in the bacon grease 3-4 minutes or until slightly softened. Add bell peppers and cook until tender, about 3 minutes more. Remove the peppers and onions from the pan and set aside.


Toss the shrimp with garlic powder and Old Bay seasoning. Cook in the pan 2-3 minutes on each side. Add onion mixture back in along with lemon juice and parsley.


Serve shrimp mixture overtop of grits. Garnish with crumbled bacon, parsley, and lemon wedges.

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