The Southern classic shrimp and grits is a bowl of creamy grits topped with shrimp.

Southern classic Shrimp and Grits blends creamy grits with shrimp for taste. Make this wonderful Southern favorite with this easy recipe:

Ingredients: For Grits: 1 cup stone-ground grits 4 cups water 1 cup milk Salt and black pepper to taste 1/2 cup shredded cheddar (optional) Two teaspoons unsalted butter For Shrimp: 1 pound peeled, deveined big shrimp Two tablespoons olive oil 4 minced garlic cloves One tsp Cajun spice (paprika, cayenne pepper, and thyme) Salt and black pepper to taste Half-lemon juice Fresh parsley chopped for garnish

Instructions: 1. Grits prep: a. Heat milk and water in a medium pot. b. Slowly whisk in the grits, decrease the heat to low, and simmer, whisking often, until creamy and thickened, 20–25 minutes.

c. Mix salt, black pepper, grated cheddar cheese (if using), and butter. Keep warm.

2. Cook Shrimp: a. Heat olive oil in a big skillet on medium-high heat. b. Cook minced garlic for 30 seconds until aromatic.

c. Season shrimp with Cajun seasoning, salt, and black pepper on the skillet. Shrimp should be pink and opaque after 2-3 minutes per side. d. Stir fried shrimp with lemon juice.

3. Prepare the Dish: a. Pour a good amount of creamy grits into a bowl. b. Sprinkle cooked shrimp evenly over grits. c. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley for color and freshness.

Serve Shrimp and Grits hot and savor the creamy grits and delicious shrimp. This dish embodies Southern comfort.

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