Spicy Shrimp and Grits

Spicy Shrimp and Grits

This is one of our go-to recipes for a comforting weeknight dish that’s savory, salt and downright satisfying! These Spicy Shrimp and Grits are based on the Southern classic with a twist to make them super quickly on a weeknight!

This recipe utilize enough veggies to make you feel good about it, but balanced out with a big splash of beer and a good handful of shredded cheese. These Shrimp and Grits land somewhere right in between

Shrimp and Grits | Sip and Spice

What’s the key to good Shrimp and Grits?

  1. 1. High quality shrimp—we use frozen, medium-large shrimp to make it easy though!
  2. 2. A good splash of beer
  3. 3. A big handful of shredded cheese in those grits
  4. 4. Enough spice and salt to knock your socks off… just a bit!
Shrimp and Grits
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A classic Southern treat done up right for a quick and easy weeknight dinner!

Servings: 2
  • 10 medium shrimp peeled
  • 2 slices bacon diced
  • 1/4 green pepper diced
  • 1/4 red pepper diced
  • 1/4 yellow onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 12-oz beer
Cheesy Grits
  • 1/2 cup grits
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the grits and stir for 5 minutes until thickened. Stir in the cheese, chipotle powder, salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add the diced bacon. Cook for 5 minute until bacon starts to render. Add in the diced red and green peppers, onion, crushed garlic, red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Cook another 5-7 minutes until veggies are softened.

  3. Stir in the flour and let cook 1 minute. Pour in the beer, stir while scraping the bits off the bottom. Let cook for 5 minutes until thickened.

  4. Drop in the shrimp and let cook for 3 minutes. Flip the shrimp, coating in the sauce and finish cooking them for another 2 minutes.

  5. Plate the grits in a bowl, top with the shrimp and lots of sauce.

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