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Barbecue Shrimp and Grits

Easy barbecue shrimp and grits are sure to be a family favorite - seasoned shrimp are served over a bed of creamy corn grits.
Course Main Courses
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Grits 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 358kcal
Author Lisa B.



  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning to taste
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined


  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream or whole milk
  • 1 cup stone ground yellow corn grits
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


For the shrimp:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the butter, Worcestershire, oil, garlic and Cajun seasoning in an 8 x 8 x 2-inch casserole dish.
  • Place dish in the oven just until the butter melts, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and toss to coat shrimp with the butter mixture.
  • Return dish to the oven and bake just until shrimp turn pink and opaque, about 10 minutes.

For the grits:

  • In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Add the grits and heavy cream or whole milk. Return to a boil.
  • Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low. Simmer until the grits are creamy and most of the liquid is absorbed - about 12 minutes. Stir every few minutes to keep the grits lump free.
  • Remove the grits from the heat and add two tablespoons of butter. Stir until the butter is melted.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Ladle grits into a bowl. Arrange several of the shrimp over top.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 1130mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.7g | Vitamin A: -1IU