Easy Shrimp & Grits Recipe | Southern Recipe Ideas

Courtesy of our friends at Southern Living, try your hand at making a true southern recipe during your next stay along Alabama’s Gulf Coast with this tried-and-true classic.

Easy Shrimp & Grits Recipe

Here’s what to expect from one of the best shrimp and grits recipes — spicy andouille, sautéed shrimp, and old-fashioned grits are the backbone of flavor for this One-Pot Shrimp and Grits. Avoid overcrowding the pot when cooking the shrimp so they will brown and cook through quickly.

Yield:

Makes 8 servings

Recipe Time:

Hands-on: 35 Minutes

Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces andouille sausage, diced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds peeled, large raw shrimp, deveined
  • 1 medium-size sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 6 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 (14 1/2-oz.) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked regular grits
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • Garnish: fresh oregano sprigs

Preparation:

  1. Cook sausage in a large Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring often, 5 to 7 minutes or until browned. Remove sausage using a slotted spoon; reserve drippings in Dutch oven. Drain sausage on paper towels.
  2. Stir oil into drippings. Cook shrimp, in batches, in hot drippings over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until opaque; remove with slotted spoon. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Sauté onion and celery in Dutch oven over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in wine, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in broth and next 7 ingredients, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Whisk in grits; return mixture to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes or until thickened. Stir in oregano, reserved sausage, and shrimp. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 more minutes.

 

Photo: Greg Dupree
Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller