Shrimp + Grits W/ Pork Belly (45 Min)

Sherry M Watson
Ratings : 4.3 ⭐ from 776
⌛ 45 min
🗒️ 19 ingredients
👩‍🍳 6 servings

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All you need are 19 ingredients and the readiness to follow 9 simple steps.

Shrimp + Grits W/ Pork Belly (45 Min)


  • 2 lbs wild 60-70 shrimp (medium sized)
  • 4 jalepenos, de-seeded and roughly chopped
  • 4 oz high quality bacon or pork belly, chopped
  • 1/2 Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Valentina hot sauce or to taste
  • 4 tbsp butter (unsalted)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt and cracked pepper
  • 4 scallions, sliced, reserve extra for garnish
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley (for garnish)
  • For the Grits
  • 1 cup geechie boy grits (or wtv brand)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tbsp butter (unsalted)
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
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💡️ After preparing all the ingredients, it's time to create shrimp + grits w/ pork belly by executing the 9 following steps:


  • Prep all the vegetables like peppers, onions, garlic, scallions, parsley and pork belly (this is so necessary)

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  • Add 4 cups of water to a stock pot and bring to a boil. Add in the grits and salt and stir. Once it’s at a boil reduce to medium low and keep stirring. Cook for 25 min.

    Shrimp + Grits W/ Pork Belly (45 Min)

  • In a large saucepan on medium heat add the pork belly and cook until crisp and fat is rendered
  • Add the onions, garlic, jalapeños. Sauté for 2 min. Add shrimp (peeled and deveined) and season with salt and pepper). Cook for 4 minutes.
  • Mix water and cornstarch in a bowl and set aside. This will thicken the shrimp and grits.
  • Add the hot sauce, lemon juice, scallions to the pot and scrape the bacon bits on the bottom of the pan. Add cornstarch mixture and let come to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 min while finishing up grits. Fold in butter and turn off the heat.

    Shrimp + Grits W/ Pork Belly (45 Min)

  • When grits have soaked up most of the liquid (add more water if needed) add in the cream cheese and butter and stir for 2-3 minutes until combined. Turn off the heat.

    Shrimp + Grits W/ Pork Belly (45 Min)

  • Plate grits and top with shrimp mixture. Garnish with scallions and parsley and enjoy! 🤤

    Shrimp + Grits W/ Pork Belly (45 Min)


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