Chef Matt's Shrimp & Cheese Grits Recipe - Cajun Cuisine Diaries VIDEO
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Ingredients

  • 99 thanks to Chef Matt, Lacee
  • 12 shrimp (about 1/2 pound)- medium or large. Okay to use 1/2 pound of cheaper small bay shrimp.
  • 1/2 cup of favorite beer - okay to substitute veggie or chicken stock.
  • 1 teaspoon garlic - chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped chives - or any favorite fresh colorful garnish, like parsley, optional.
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper - or pepper with tsp. of lemon juice.
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper - or to preferred heat level.
  • 1 tsp dried chicken stock - or 1 crushed bouillon cube (okay to use 1/4 cup of liquid chicken stock, too -- if adding liquid, you may need to add a couple of extra minutes of cooking time to reduce sauce)
  • 1/2 stick butter* - and an optional extra pat for Cheese Grits.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp of Cajun seasonings
  • 2/3 cup of Grits - instant or regular.
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese - okay to use small chunks, just make sure to blend well to melt when adding to hot grits.
  • 1 cup of water - for grits.

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