Cheesy Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits is a Southern dish everyone—regardless of where you're from—should know how to make. Ours is the best for the following the reasons.


  • 2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 c. water
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 c. corn grits
  • 4 tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika 
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
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  1. In a medium saucepan, bring chicken broth and water to a boil and season generously with salt. Reduce heat so mixture is at a simmer then whisk in grits. Simmer, stirring often, until grits have absorbed liquid and are very tender, 10 minutes. Stir in butter and cheese, then season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy, about 8 minutes. Leave about 2 tablespoons bacon fat in skillet and drain bacon on a paper towel-lined plate before chopping into small pieces. 
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