Chef John's Shrimp and Grits

Enjoy this classic and simple shrimp and grits dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until almost crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer bacon to a dish, leaving drippings in...


  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white grits
  • 1/2 cup shredded white Cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

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