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Creamy cheesy fried shrimp & grits


Creamy Shrimp & Grits ready in under 30 minutes! The perfect easy dinner!

INGREDIENTS
4 cups water
1 cup quick cooking grits
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 + ½ tbsp butter
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup 1% milk
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
20 medium shrimp left whole
2 garlic cloves minced
1 ½ tbsp white cooking wine
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 ½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp fresh chives diced

INSTRUCTIONS
To begin, in a medium saucepan bring water to a boil. Slowly add in grits while whisking continuously. Over medium heat, cook grits for about 4 to 5 minutes until they thicken up. Add in salt and pepper, 1 tbsp butter, parmesan cheese, and milk. Turn the heat to low until you are ready to serve. (Note: grits will thicken up the longer they cook. If you have them on low heat for a while you may need to add additional butter or water to thin out the grits).
Meanwhile add olive oil to a medium skillet. Over medium heat add in shrimp and cook until translucent and tender about 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, wine and cayenne to the shrimp and cook for an additional minute. Take off the heat and stir in lemon juice, and ½ tablespoon butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
To serve place grits in individual bowls and top with shrimp mixture. You can always serve family style too in a large platter. Drizzle each bowl/or platter with the extra sauce. Garnish with chives.