Bakin’ With Bacon and the King

Oh yeah!  Saturday is BACON DAY!  Ready?

We’re making a trip to “low country” this morning for this delicious dish I’m going to show you.    My Mom and Dad just got back from an overnight at a VERY beautiful country Inn and the Chef was from Lousiana – one of the breakfast items available was very similar to this recipe.     It’s better for lunch or dinner but – well – it was tough for Mom and Dad to resist ordering it for breakfast since it was on the menu so they did!!!

Shrimp and Cheesy Grits With Bacon

INGREDIENTS

1-1/2 cups chicken broth

1-1/2 cups evaporated milk

3/4 cup quick-cooking grits (yes I know these aren’t available everywhere but if you CAN find them – PERFECT – if not – well – I’m so sorry!!!!)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese   (plus one extra tablespoon of shredded cheese for topping when it’s all done!!)

1 cup chopped raw bacon

2 tablespoons bacon drippings

1 pound uncooked medium shrimp – peeled and deviened

1/2 cup diced green bell pepper

1/2 cup diced onion

Directions

Bring chicken broth and evaporated milk to a boil in a large saucepan; stir in grits and salt and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer grits until thick, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup Cheddar cheese until melted. Set grits aside and keep warm.

Cook and stir bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a bowl. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings from the skillet and cook and stir shrimp, green bell pepper, and onion in bacon drippings until shrimp are bright pink and no longer translucent inside and green pepper is tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir bacon into shrimp mixture.

Spread grits into a serving dish, top with shrimp mixture, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Cheddar cheese for garnish.

 

I wish I could say that I can think of a good substitute for grits in this recipe – maybe rice?   Not sure about that but I think that would work.    Grits are one of those things my Mom says she just FORGETS about but this dish was one of her and Dad’s faves when they used to eat at one of the restaurants in our town (pre-pandemic).    Shrimp with Grits – talk about delish!!!!!!!

Pooh knows what he’s talkin’ about!!!!

Happy Saturday from the Castle Baconia Kitchens!!

34 thoughts on “Bakin’ With Bacon and the King

  1. We jumped the gun last night with BLTs all around….and avocada. Nummy goodness. Just askin’: is there any way to get an automatic fill-in with info below if one is a constant commentor?

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    • I don’t think I can make an auto-fill-in but I’ll see what I can figure out! It is annoying – we have to do that every time with about six or seven of the blogs we follow too. Some of that is relatively recent too so not sure what changed with some blog platfrms!!!!! BLTS – a big fave here.

      Hugs, Teddy and Mom

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    • It was a lovely experience to be so pampered after months of being “shut-ins” !! This really is a delicious meal but I know lots of people don’t like shrimp – David and I are “shrimp-a-holics” – and Teddy enjoys munching on those tiny salad shrimp too!

      Hugs, Pam

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  2. I love shrimpies but about 20 years ago, I developed an allergy to them. That did it for me. But looking at the recipe can be enjoyed, at least, over here at my house. XO you guys. Have the best weekend too and Teddy..tell they you want our to play. There may be a few leaves down.
    Katie Isabella

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    • We do have a few leaves coming down but Mom and Dad say it’s not because it’s Fall, it’s because the trees are all stressed out from the HEAT! Anyway, a leaf is a leaf right? Soon I’ll have PILES of them!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  3. I don’t like shrimp, but I like grits so I can make this without the shrimp. Thanks for the recipe.
    I keep telling my hubby to kiss my grits 🙂 Have a nice day! XO

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    • A favorite meal for my Mom and Dad when they were eating out – soooooooo good! The version they had at the Inn had hot andouille sausage in it and a spicy red pepper sauce on top of the shrimp and grits.

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  4. Can you believe our peeps have never had grits??? We hear they are wonderful. Mom loves bacon-wrapped shrimp, so we just know she would enjoy this recipe.

    Happy Saturday.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  5. I love shrimp and grits! My mom was from New Orleans, La, and she made the best grits. My dad was from Detroit, Mi, and put sugar on his grits! OMC, what a way to ruin grits and now, my husband does the same thing. Sigh.

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  6. Mom agrees…better for lunch or dinner. No5 a fan off grits, she’d need to combine with something else. Our dad would love this, though! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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