Low Country Shrimp and Grits

Junior League of Birmingham  |  Seafood: Shrimp
6 to 8 Servings  |  Prep Time: 20 minutes

What you need


1 c. Sliced Green Onions

3 tbsp Lemon Juice

½ c. Dry White Wine

1 tbsp Fresh Garlic, chopped (about 3 cloves)

2 lbs Medium Alabama Gulf Shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 tbsp Butter

1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1½ c. Quick-Cooking Grits

2 c. Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

5 oz Prosciutto or Country Ham, chopped

1 tsp Salt

6 c. Water



Bring the water and salt to a boil in a Dutch oven and gradually whisk in the grits. Cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in the cheese, prosciutto and cayenne pepper. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.


Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the shrimp and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes or just until the shrimp turn pink, stirring frequently. Mix in the wine and lemon juice and stir the shrimp mixture and green onions into the grits mixture.

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