An Easy Shrimp and Grits Recipe

An Easy Shrimp and Grits Recipe

A staple on dinner tables in the South, shrimp and grits is a delicious meal for everyone.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

2 cups quick-cooking grits
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
6 slices of ham, chopped
1 can (8 ounces) diced tomatoes
1 1/2 pounds uncooked shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Sea salt, to taste
Chili flakes, to taste
Hot sauce, optional 



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  1. Cook grits according to package directions, folding in cheese and 1 clove of garlic when cooked
  2. While grits are cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, 2 cloves of garlic and ham, then cook until onion is soft and golden brown, about 5-8 minutes
  3. Add tomatoes (with juice), and shrimp. Cook until shrimp is pink and opaque
  4. Season shrimp mixture with oregano, sea salt and chili flakes. Stir gently
  5. Spoon grits into bowls, then top with shrimp and sprinkle with chili flakes, oregano and a splash of hot sauce, if desired

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