Cajun Shrimp & Grits

These cajun shrimp and grits are packed with spicy, Southern flavors and are one of our favorite home cooked meals.


1.5 lbs large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tbsp RawSpiceBar's Cajun seasoning
5 thick bacon slices, chopped
2 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tsp minced garlic
2 green onions thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 lemon
Kosher salt, to taste

1 cup quick grits
2 cups water 
3 cups milk 
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup white sharp cheddar cheese

Cajun Shrimp
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté bacon until brown and crisp, 3-5 minutes.
  2. Remove bacon  and transfer to a plate. Add shrimp to pan with leftover bacon grease. Add cajun seasoning and salt, saute 3-4 minutes and set aside.
  3. Add garlic, bell pepper, parsley, and green onions to pan and saute, 3-4 minutes. Add broth and cook another 3 minutes. Add shrimp and lemon juice to combine, another 2-3 minutes.

  1. Add water, milk, bay leaf and salt to a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  2. Whisk in the grits, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and let simmer, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese.

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