• 5 c. water
  • 1 1/2 lbs. unpeeled medium shrimp
  • 3 1/4 c. water
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 c. regular (not instant) grits, uncooked
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded cheese (sharp Cheddar is good)
  • (Cayenne or Tabasco sauce to taste)


Bring 5 c. water to a boil and cook the shrimp 3-5 minutes, until pink. Drain and rinse in cold water; peel and devein.

Bring 3 1/4 c. water to a boil with the salt and stir in the grits. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Combine eggs and milk; stir in grits gradually. Stir in shrimp, garlic, hot pepper or hot sauce, and 1 c. of the cheese. Spoon into a lightly buttered 11 x 7 pan and sprinkle the top with the rest of the cheese. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1/2 hour. Let stand for about 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 6.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Submitted By: Rick Smith
Shrimp and Grits Casserole