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Shrimp and Grits


  • 4 Slices bacon, thick slice, cut crosswise into 1” pieces
  • 1 Lb medium shrimp peeled
  • 1 small clove garlic, chopped
  • ¼ Cup dry Sherry, White wine can be substituted
  • ½ Cup heavy Cream
  • 2 Tbsp. Minced fresh parsley leaves


Fry bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat until browned & crisp, then transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Discard all but a thin film of bacon drippings from skillet.

Increase heat to medium-high and add shrimp, garlic, and three-quarters of the bacon to same skillet; sauté, stirring often, until shrimp are just pink, about 3 minutes. Add wine, scrape any brown bits stuck to bottom of skillet with a wooden spoon, & cook until alcohol has evaporated & reduced slightly, about 2 minutes. Add cream & cook, stirring constantly, until sauce has thickened, about 2 minutes more.

Prepare coarse-ground (stone ground) grits according to package directions. Spoon shrimp & sauce over grits. Garnish each serving with reserved bacon & parsley.

Serves 4.

Grits available at Destin Ice Seafood Market & Deli.

Destin Ice House, Inc. only the finest fresh seafood, ready-to-eat and ready to prepare seafood in our fresh market located on Highway 98 in Destin, Florida.
We also offer a wide selection of fine wines, cheeses, spices, and sauces; all specially chosen to accent the flavors of the fresh fish, shellfish, and seafood we offer.
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