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Shrimp 'n' Grits for the Discriminating Housewife

Make Winning 'Desperate Housewives, Desperate for Dinner' Dish

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Try this recipe for Shrimp 'n' Grits, a winning dish for 'Desperate Housewives, Desperate for Dinner."


  • 4 servings of grits
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (fresh ground)
  • Salt
  • 8 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • Cooking Directions

    Prepare 4 servings of grits according to the box instructions. Add Parmesan cheese, salt to taste, and stir. Keep covered to keep warm.

    Brown the cut-up bacon in a skillet. Remove the bacon from the pan and save the grease. Add the olive oil, garlic, pepper, and wine to the bacon grease and heat until boiling. Add the shrimp and cover. Let it steam for about two minutes, and check for pinkness. If the shrimp is not pink, continue to cook until pink, and then add the bacon.

    Spoon the grits into four soup bowls, add shrimp and bacon and evenly distribute the remaining liquid into each bowl. Garnish the top with chopped green onion.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: grits, shrimp, white wine, garlic

    Course: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch

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