Creole Shrimp And Grits

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Recipe: #39022

July 02, 2022


Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (574.3 g)
  • Calories 767.3
  • Total Fat - 25.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 126.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1759.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 100 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 10 g
  • Sugars - 6.5 g
  • Protein - 38.6 g
  • Calcium - 581.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1


Step 2

Bring salt broth and cream corn to boil

Step 3

Whisk in grits

Step 4

Simmer for 15 minutes

Step 5

Whisking alot

Step 6

Season to taste

Step 7

Add cheese off heat

Step 8


Step 9

Meanwhile in a wok

Step 10

Topping :

Step 11

Heat oil and butter

Step 12

Add garlic and tomatoes

Step 13

Add seasonings

Step 14

Add shrimp

Step 15

Add corn and green onions

Step 16

Add chicken stock

Step 17

Simmer 10 minutes mix cornstarch and water

Step 18

Add to toppings

Step 19

Cook until thickened

Step 20

Add parsley

Step 21

Season to taste

Step 22


Step 23

Bowl grits

Step 24

Put topping on top of grits


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Look for shrimp that is already peeled and deveined for convenience.
  • Look for creole seasoning that does not contain salt for a healthier option.

  • Substitution 1: Replace the creamed corn in the grits with cooked, mashed sweet potatoes. Benefit: This substitution will add a sweeter flavor to the grits and will increase the nutritional value by adding additional vitamins and minerals.
  • Substitution 2: Replace the shrimp in the topping with diced chicken. Benefit: This substitution will make the recipe more accessible to those who don't eat seafood and will provide a different texture and flavor to the dish.

Cajun Chicken and Grits Replace the shrimp with 1/2 pound of chicken, and replace the creole seasoning with 1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning. Replace the celery salt with 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder. Follow the same instructions for the remaining steps.

Southern-Style Collard Greens. This classic Southern side dish pairs perfectly with Creole Shrimp and Grits. The smoky, savory flavor of the collard greens is a great contrast to the creamy, cheesy grits.

Cornbread. This classic Southern side dish is a great complement to the collard greens. The sweetness of the cornbread pairs well with the smoky flavor of the collard greens, and the texture of the cornbread is a nice contrast to the creamy grits.


Q: Can I use fresh shrimp instead of frozen?

A: Yes, absolutely. Simply substitute the same amount of fresh shrimp for the frozen shrimp and proceed with the recipe. Be sure to cook the shrimp thoroughly before adding it to the topping.

Q: How long should I bake the topping?

A: Bake the topping for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Check it periodically to make sure it doesn't burn.

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Fun facts:

FUN FACT 1: Creole Shrimp and Grits is a classic Southern dish that is believed to have originated in Louisiana. It is said to have been popularized by celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme, who is credited with bringing Cajun and Creole cuisine to the forefront.

FUN FACT 2: Grits are a Southern staple and have been around since Native Americans introduced them to colonial settlers. Grits are a type of ground corn that is popular in the South and have been enjoyed by famous figures such as former President Jimmy Carter and the late country music star Johnny Cash.