Shrimp and Grits | Sip and Spice

Shrimp and Grits

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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
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.