Cajun Shrimp & Grits

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

Ingredients 

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

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

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.
4.  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.

Grits:
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.
5.  Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese.