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Garlic Shrimp Cheese Grits

Garlic Shrimp and Herb and Vidalia-Infused Three-Cheese Grits

Melissa Ann Barton
This coastal comfort food is elevated with Vidalia-infused three-cheese grits.
5 from 1 vote
Course dinner
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 6 People
Calories 670 kcal



  • 1 cup Geechie Boy Stone Ground Grits
  • 4 cups Charleston Chen Stock or Chicken Broth
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion chopped
  • 2 sprigs each of basil chives, rosemary and thyme
  • ½ cup whole milk or half and half
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mixed herbs - basil chives, rosemary and thyme
  • ¼ cup each of grated Gruyere smoked Gouda and manchego cheeses
  • Sea salt and black pepper

Garlic Shrimp

  • ¼ cup minced garlic
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons Holy Basil Leaves found in International markets or specialty Grocers, 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes can be substituted for Holy Basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Dash of sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 ½ pounds raw unpeeled shrimp
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup key lime juice



  • Bring chicken stock and Vidalia to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • Add 2 tablespoons butter and herb sprigs. Cover and let steep for 1 hour.
  • Discard sprigs and return to a boil over medium high heat and whisk in grits.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook until creamy, about 50 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add ¼ cup milk and stir until completely absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and add herbs, all cheeses, remaining butter.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and set aside.

Garlic shrimp

  • Combine first 7 ingredients in large bowl. Add shrimp and toss. Cover and refrigerate for 90 minutes.
  • Remove shrimp from marinade and peel.
  • Heat large skillet over medium high heat and add enough of the chilled marinade to sauté shrimp. Cook shrimp until pink, about 4 minutes.
  • Place shrimp in bowl and keep warm.
  • Add remaining marinade, Key Lime juice and return to a boil. Add wine and shrimp and cook for 1 minute.
  • Pour shrimp and marinade over cheese grits and serve.


Calories: 670kcalCarbohydrates: 123gProtein: 7gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 623mgPotassium: 364mgFiber: 1gSugar: 97gVitamin A: 451IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 128mgIron: 1mg
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