When you visit the Southern USA you have a try a bowl of this spicy dish! Some of the best comfort food comes from the American South and shrimp and grits ranks near the top! Shrimp and grits is true Low Country cuisine from coastal Carolina and Georgia. Imagine a spicy saucy shrimp with some creamy corn grits with cheese for a nice balance of flavor. This is a must try recipe and feel free to get creative. The grits are a blank canvas so add something spicy. Like cajun flavors? Add some spicy cajun style shrimp.
Bring milk and vegetable broth to a boil, and slowly add the grits 1/4 cup at a time. Stir frequently to avoid clumping.
Mix in the butter, and cook on low for about 20 minutes. (Now would be a good time to start the shrimp while to grits cook.)
After the grits have cooked for 20 minutes, toss in the cheese and stir to blend.
Toss in the shrimp, and cook until the shrimp starts to turn pink on both sides. Sprinkle with spice mixture while cooking.
Divide grits equally into 6 bowls, and top with shrimp.
Timing is key to this dish. Be sure to start the shrimp while the grits are simmering. When the grits are done, portion it out and top with the shrimp and sauce.