Jazzy Shrimp And Grits Recipe

Jazzy Shrimp And Grits Recipe

How To Make Jazzy Shrimp And Grits

Shrimp and grits is a classic all-American dish. This jazzed up recipe has a flavorful spice blend and is served with crispy bits of bacon and fresh chives.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 5 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours 20 minutes



For Shrimp:

  • 1tbspMcCormick® Jazzy Spice Blend
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 1lbraw shrimp,peeled, deveined

For Grits:

  • 4cupswater,or vegetable stock, or chicken stock
  • 1cupcorn grits,stone ground
  • 1cupwhite cheddar,shredded
  • 1tbspunsalted butter
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tsppepper

For Assembly:

  • 4bacon strips,uncooked
  • 3garlic cloves,thinly sliced
  • ¼cupdry white wine
  • ¼cupchicken stock,or vegetable stock
  • 2tbspfresh chives



  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the Jazzy Spice Blend, salt, and pepper. Add the shrimp and toss to coat thoroughly.

  2. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.


  1. In a large saucepan over high heat, bring the water or stock to a boil. Once boiling, whisk in the grits.

  2. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, whisking often, until the grits begin to thicken. If the grits are bubbling and spurting too much, cover the pot partially with a lid, but make sure not to cover fully.

  3. Continue whisking frequently for about 1 hour until the grits are tender. If the grits get too thick before they are fully cooked, add ¼ cup cooking liquid at a time.

  4. Once cooked, stir in the cheddar cheese, butter, salt, and pepper. Keep warm.

  5. Place the bacon strips in a cold medium skillet. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook the bacon until crispy.

  6. Remove the bacon from the pan, leaving the bacon fat behind, and drain on paper towels. Once the bacon is cool, chop and reserve.

  7. Add the garlic to the bacon fat in the pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes over medium low heat until fragrant.

  8. Add the shrimp, white wine, and chicken stock to pan. Cook until the shrimp are pink and opaque, then remove from the pan.

  9. Return the chopped bacon to the pan and cook for about 1 minute, until the liquid in the pan reduces slightly to make a sauce.

  10. Spoon the grits into bowls and top with the shrimp. Spoon the bacon sauce over the shrimp and garnish with chives.

  11. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 543.94kcal
  • Fat: 27.03g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.38g
  • Trans Fat: 0.55g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.90g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.01g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.79g
  • Fiber: 2.04g
  • Sugar: 1.04g
  • Protein: 38.05g
  • Cholesterol: 243.45mg
  • Sodium: 1137.27mg
  • Calcium: 316.75mg
  • Potassium: 486.12mg
  • Iron: 2.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 117.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.60mg
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