Gracious Shrimp and Grits

Product Used: Gracious Grits® Original Creamy Grits


This is one of our family favorites, a true southern treat! The sweetness of the shrimp paired with the creaminess of the grits makes for a very tasty dish.


  • 1 container of Gracious Grits® Original Creamy Grits
  • 4 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 teas. Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 Tbls. lemon juice
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbls. butter
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside.
  2. Pour off all but about 2 Tbls. of bacon drippings. Add butter to the skillet with drippings.
  3. On medium heat, add shrimp and garlic.
  4. Sauté for 2 minutes then add mushrooms, tomatoes, Old Bay seasoning, salt and pepper. Cook for 2 more minutes or until shrimp turns pink.
  5. Add lemon juice and sprinkle with chopped bacon and scallions.
  6. Pour shrimp and sauce over heated Gracious Grits® and serve.
  7. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

Serves 3