Shrimp and grits is a classic comfort dish -- this version from TV chef Sarah Mastracco includes two types of cheese and a splash of white wine for added flavor.

The Martha Stewart Show, January 2011, The Martha Stewart Show, January 2011


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  • Place shrimp, 2 tablespoons olive oil, paprika, cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, and pinch of black pepper in a medium bowl; toss to combine.

  • Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp, celery, shallots, and chiles in an even layer in skillet and let cook for 1 minute, without stirring. Turn shrimp and add wine; let reduce to 2 tablespoons, about 30 seconds. Add chicken broth and simmer until it begins to thicken, about 1 minute more. Stir in butter until completely melted; add lemon juice.

  • Divide grits evenly between 4 serving bowls; top with shrimp and sauce. Garnish with cilantro and scallions; top with a slice of maple bacon and serve.


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This recipe was absolutely delicious! This is now one of my family favorites.
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This looks GREAT and TASTY! I plan on making tomorrow to the store for all the ingredients. ;-) Happy Cooking!
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I wanted to make this dish and had everything on hand except the shrimp. Since we weren't planning another trip to the grocery this week, I substituted chicken for the shrimp. I did everything else the way it was done with the shrimp. My husband LOVED IT!!