Camp Shrimp and Grits

Recipe Origin America
Rating
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Servings 4
Preparation 15 min 00:15
Cook 25 min 00:25
Ready in 40 min 00:40
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Sauté Simmer
Ingredients Seafood Shrimp or Prawn
Equipment Cast Iron Pot Skillet
Recipe Type Dinner Main Dish
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Camp Shrimp and Grits

A relatively simple dish to make, shrimp and grits is a perfect meal for camping easily made in a skillet over the fire.

This traditionally a southern American dish popular in the Lowcountry coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia. More recently it is affiliated with Lousiana. Although initially a breakfast dish it is now seen more as a lunch or light dinner.

Grits vary widely across America, this version uses cheese as a flavoring. When selecting the cheese think of one that has a good flavor and will melt well into the grits. If too potent it can overpower the relatively mind flavored shrimp.

Ingredients

Cheesy Grits

4 cups water

salt and pepper, to taste

1 cup grits

3 tablespoons butter

2 cups shredded sharp cheese

Garlic Shrimp

1 pound (250g) shrimp pealed and deveined

2 cloves garlic, chrished

1/2 lemon's juice

finely diced parsley

Equipment

pot

skillet

Recipe Directions

  1. Bring the water to a boil.

  2. Add the salt, pepper, and grits then cook until the water is absorbed, about 25 minutes.

  3. Remove from the heat then stir through the butter and cheese until melted and smooth. Put aside until needed.

  4. Peel, devein, and rinse the shrimp, optionally you can leave the tail on.

  5. In a skillet add the shrimp, as the shrimp starts to change color add the diced garlic.

    Tip: If the garlic is put in too early it can quickly brown poorly affecting the look and taste, making it bitter.

  6. When the shrimp change color completely and are cooked through remove from the heat and stir through the lemon juice.

  7. In the serving dished create a base of grits with an indent in the center to place the garlic shrimp.

  8. Spoon the shrimp and it butter sauce over the grits. Sprinkle with the diced parsley.

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Recipe Origin America
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 4
Preparation 15 min 00:15
Cook 25 min 00:25
Ready in 40 min 00:40
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Sauté Simmer
Ingredients Seafood Shrimp or Prawn
Equipment Cast Iron Pot Skillet
Recipe Type Dinner Main Dish
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