Diesel’s Shrimp and Grits


Method for Shrimp

-      Sauté chopped white onion in a cast iron skillet

-      In a separate skillet, sauté chopped bacon

-      Add bacon to skillet with sautéed white onions, and stir

-      Deglaze skillet with white wine

-      Add in two cups of low-sodium chicken broth

-      Stir in garlic

-      Stir in tomatoes

-      Add in shrimp, and cook just until tender and color brightens

-      Once shrimp is cooked, stir in spinach, and let cook down

-      Serve shrimp mixture over cheddar grits (see below)

Method For Grits

-      Combine hot water, grits, salt and butter in a pot, and cook until grits are smooth

-      Stir in cheddar cheese

  • 2 pounds peeled and deveined raw shrimp
  • ½ pound chopped bacon
  • 1 chopped white onion
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup sliced grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 cup grits
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt and butter to taste


I fixed this dish for guest and everyone loved it! i used a Sauvignon Blanc wine which was delightful! One guest was allergic to tomatoes so I substituted coarse chopped Mushrooms (2 cups) instead which added a nice earthy flavor! I think adding both would be delicious and will try that next time I prepare this dish for my family! There is one ingredient missing from the recipe. When cooking your grits you need 1 cup of grits, 2 cups of water and 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth! Oh yes, and 2 cups of extra sharp Cheddar!!! Yummmm

We have updated the recipe. Thanks for you help!

I am from the South and grew up on grits and love them!!!! For every cup of grits you need 4 cups of liquid! Whether it be water, chicken broth, milk or a combination of the three! Now your recipe is saying: 2 cups of grits and 2 cups of water! You could grout a leaking facet with that mixture!!! It would choke a cow!! Don't mean to be rude but this recipe was the bomb!! It's worth a good showing!!

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