30 Days of Grits - Day 26

Welcome to 30 Days of Grits, Day 26!

Today’s recipe comes from a fellow writer & friend, Linda Joyce.

Linda’s Shrimp & Garlic Cheese Grits


2 cups water

2 cups whole milk

Salt and pepper

1 cup stone-ground grits

3 tablespoons butter, melted

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 pound cleaned shrimp

4 slices bacon, chopped

2 teaspoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions

2 cloves garlic, minced

Crystal Hot Sauce (optional)


Bring water and milk to a boil. Add salt and pepper. Add grits. Cook on medium heat, stirring to be sure they don’t stick on the bottom, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Mince 2 cloves of garlic and sauté in butter.

Stir garlic, butter, and cheese into grits until all cheese is melted.

Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Fry the bacon in a skillet until crispy. Remove from pan and drain well on paper towel. In bacon drippings add garlic and shrimp. Cook until shrimp are pink. Add lemon juice, chopped bacon, parsley, and scallions. Saute for about 3 minutes.

Grits are served in a bowl with shrimp mixture over them. Serve hot.

Add Crystal Hot Sauce to taste.


Thanks, Linda, and remember NO GRITS NO GLORY releases on Oct 1st!