Garlic butter shrimp and grits- well not your average shrimp and grits! Loaded with supple shrimp, spinach, and tomatoes. Swimming in a rich garlic butter sauce, served over cheesy, creamy grits.
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Shrimp and grits are a whole meal in and of themselves. With this variation though, we added the spinach, and tomatoes for an added Razzle Dazzle! A rich garlic butter sauce coats and marries everything together so beautifully.
Grits are a huge deal in Southern households. They're served as a complete meal, or even side dish for many entrees. If you didn't already know, we love all things garlic over here at Razzle Dazzle Life! Anything with garlic is bound to turn out AMAZING. Even better though, adding butter!
Why add anything other than shrimp?
So basically, we took shrimp and grits to a whole other level. The spinach and tomato add an extra layer of flavor, then add the savory saltiness from the garlic butter.
Once everything is cooked and combined together nicely, serve it over a bed of cheesy, creamy, grits.
If you do not eat seafood:
Not to worry! Just omit the shrimp. The richness of the garlic butter broth and veggies are delicious on their own. Even more, add chicken, or smoked sausage in place of the shrimp. Again, the added vegetables are substantial enough to round it off as a complete meal as well.
Serve these garlic butter shrimp and grits for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner! If breakfast is your thing, just fry-up or scramble some eggs, and there you have it.
It also makes for a great brunch menu item. Add some mimosas, some family and friends- this will surely steal the show.
Since you love this recipe, you HAVE TO try this Garlic Butter Seafood Boil! It is currently trending #1 on Google- it is THAT good!
How are the garlic butter shrimp and grits made?
- Heat a nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium heat on the stove top. Add butter and olive oil to the pan and heat until it appears to have a lite smoking point. Add onions to the pan and sauté for 3-5 minutes. Onions should be slightly translucent.
- Once the onions are translucent and sausage is browned, add the garlic. Saute the garlic for 30 seconds- stirring constantly because it will burn! Burnt garlic can and will ruin a meal, so stir, stir, stir!
- Next, add another tablespoon of butter to the pan, season the shrimp with alll of the seasoning and coat evenly. Place the shrimp in one single layer into the pan and sauté for two minutes per side. Add tomatoes, and spinach to the pan. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes, or until shrimp is cooked through
- Serve over cheesy grits and Enjoy!
Can I make the shrimp and grits ahead of time?
Yes, the grits can be made ahead of time. The garlic butter sauce can also be made ahead of time. These two things can easily be reheated.
The shrimp should definitely be made at the time you are going to eat. Shrimp does not reheat well, as it gets rubbery.
- 3 tablespoons Unsalted butter, reserve 1 tablespoon to saute shrimp
- 2 tablespoons Olive oil
- ½ medium Onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon Garlic, minced
- 1 pound Large shrimp, cleaned and de-veined
- 1 medium Tomato, diced
- 2 cups Baby spinach
- 4 cups Cheesy grits, already prepared
- 1 tablespoon Seasoning salt
- ½ tablespoon Black pepper
- ½ tablespoon Garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons Onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- Heat a nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium heat on the stove top. Add butter and olive oil to the pan and heat until it appears to have a lite smoking point. Add onions to the pan and saute for 3-5 minutes. Onions should be slightly translucent.
- Once the onions are translucent, add the garlic. Saute the garlic for 30 seconds- stirring constantly. Remove the onions and garlic and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, season the shrimp liberally with all of the seasoning. Add the remaining one tablespoon of butter to to the pan.
- Place the shrimp in the pan in one single layer and sear for two minutes on each side. Add onions and garlic, tomatoes, and spinach to the pan.
- Mix well and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until shrimp is cooked through. Careful not to overcook the shrimp.
- Serve over cheesy grits.
There will be extra liquid in the shrimp mixture, spoon it over the grits.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 442Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 275mgSodium: 2407mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 31g