A friend posted this on her Facebook page and needless to say I grabbed that baby right up! I knew I had to make it.
Okay now for the step by step. EASY PEASY!
Thaw out one bag of deveined and peeled frozen shrimp.
Next: Take one bunch of green onions, wash, and dice up. Then take 3 cloves of garlic and dice and some fresh parsley and dice.
I still have parsley growing and it was great to pick from your own little herb garden. Mix all 3 together in one bowl and sit aside.
Take a whole pack of bacon and dice it up in bite size pieces and fry it. **I cooked my bacon in the oven** simply because I did not want the MESS on my stove...(I despise all that popping) After it cooks drain the grease from the bacon and place the grease in your frying pan. Set aside the chopped bacon.
Get ready to make your grits now!
Make 2 cups of 5 minutes quick grits BUT use chicken broth instead of water.
I had all my ingredients out on the counter and ready for action!
Now cook your grits. When done add 1 stick of butter, 1 1/2 bags of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, salt to taste, cooked bacon and give it a stir and then cut off the burner to your grits.
Take your shrimp and toss in the frying pan with your bacon grease. (which is actually not much grease but enough)
Add your green onions, garlic and parsley and toss it around. Cook on medium heat till shrimp are done...which is only a few minutes.
The smell is so good!
By the way...I love my Rachel Ray pots! Don't know how I ever cooked without them!
Now take the cooked shrimp, green onions, garlic and parsley mixture and toss it in with your cheese grits.NOW take some Tabasco sauce and as Linda said, "Liberally shake into the pot of grits and stir".
Good grief don't that look good?
I had a loaf of baguette bread so I popped it in the oven to go with our Shrimp and Grits.
This dish is so good! It's hearty and filling. And....we had some for leftovers for the next night and I just added a green salad.
Louisiana don't have NOTHING on Linda's Shrimp and Grits!
Hope you try it.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy