Easiest Ever Shrimp & Grits

Easiest Ever Shrimp & Grits

Oh my word!  This was such a hit! My kids are such shrimp fans, that the other night I made us a really quick and easy version of Shrimp & Grits.  I quickly marinaded the shrimp, grilled it and served it with some creamy Parmesan grits.  It was a simple as that.  Enjoy!

This recipe serves four to six.

Shopping List
2 pounds of cooked and deveined shrimp (fresh or frozen that has been thawed out)
the zest and juice of a lemon
about a 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
about 2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning (found on the spice aisle)
2 cups of instant grits (or more if you like)
2 2/3 cups water
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
about 6 green onions, chopped
a big pinch of pepper

I like to let my shrimp marinate about 20 minutes beforehand.  To make your marinade, add all of these ingredients to a gallon-sized baggie and then refrigerate: shrimp, the zest and juice of your lemon, EVOO,  and Cajun seasoning.  Seal up baggie and pop in the fridge to marinate.

Next, preheat your indoor grill pan or outdoor grill to medium-high.  If your grates are too large for shrimp (they’ll fall through), then use a grilling basket.  Spray your grate or your grilling basket quite liberally with cooking spray so the shrimp won’t stick.

Place your shrimp on the grill (discarding the marinade) and grill up just a few minutes until they’re cooked (it doesn’t take long!).

Meanwhile, make your grits per the package directions (microwave the grits and water on high about 3 minutes).  When they’re ready, remove from microwave and stir in your Parmesan along with the green onions and pepper.

Serve your grilled shrimp over the grits and dinner is done.

So, so, so easy!  My family loved this recipe!

Easiest Ever Shrimp & Grits

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 22, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Love how simple this recipe is – even a newbie in the kitchen like me can tackle it! Thanks! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Sheaffer Sims May 22, 2018 at 5:22 am

    Well, this looks absolutely delicious.

  • Erika Slaughter May 22, 2018 at 5:57 am

    I need to make this ASAP!! Looks delicious and easy…two requirements for my cooking. 🙂

  • Aja May 22, 2018 at 6:26 am

    I make this, but I used the mashed cauliflower from TJs and mix in goat cheese for myself. Low carb and super yummy!

  • Narci Dreffs May 22, 2018 at 7:31 am

    This is my favorite meal!! I can’t wait to to try this out! Yummy!

  • Laura May 22, 2018 at 8:28 am

    So I grew up in rural FL eating fried fish and cheddar cheese grits every weekend. It was a TREAT to have freshly caught shrimp once in awhile. Now, I’m seeing similar things on fancy restaurant menus. It’s hilarious to me. I now work in an office inside a museum where special events are held often. Last week, the food smelled SO GOOD and I asked one of the assistant chefs what they had prepared. He went on to tell me about this ‘new’ dish that included grilled fish and Parmesan grits…I just smiled and went on about my business. Then called my family back in FL to tell them we have been way ahead of our time with our weekend fish & grits all this time!

    I am looking forward to trying your version!

  • Alexis deZayas May 22, 2018 at 8:51 am

    I had shrimp and grits at a restaurant the other day and it was SO good so this sounds amazing right about now!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 22, 2018 at 9:07 am

      And it’s easy, Alexis!

  • Tamra May 22, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Love this!!! I’ve also substituted Cauliflower rice for the grits for a healthy version!!! So yummy!!!

  • Katie May 22, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    This looks yummy! I make my grits with half milk/ half water or all milk and they are so creamy and good!!