Nothing like leftover shrimp & grits for breakfast


Shrimp stew served over grilled grits

Monday night found my girlfriends gathered for another of our marathon “laugh-ins.” I call them that because we always go home with cavernous laugh lines and a brand new outlook on life. They have become an addiction – a good one!

I served shrimp and grits which they asked me to post today. Believe me, it’s the world’s easiest recipe and I found it in a 40-year old Southern Living magazine. (Yes I cannot bear to throw away a magazine. You never know… if times get any harder we will be using them for toilet paper like I hear they once did with the Sear’s catalog.


Shrimp & Grits

1 10-ounce cream of celery soup (I used two for 24 ounces shrimp)

1 bell pepper diced

1 medium onion chopped

1 Tbl.. Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbl .Hot Sauce

1 Bay Leaf

1/8 tsp. pepper

16-ounces peeled uncooked shrimp (I made the mistake of using cooked frozen shrimp and they got a little tough – I recommend fresh for this dish)

Dash liquid Crab Boil

1 can pimiento (The medium size)

Combine first seven ingredients in a pan and stir until blended. Bring to boil over medium heat, reduce and simmer for 20 minutes. Add shrimp and cook 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf. Serve over cheese grits. I like to make mine the day before and let them “congeal” in the fridge. They will slice easily into tidy squares, and I grill them briefly over my indoor grill – you could also stick them under the broiler before topping with shrimp sauce.

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8 thoughts on “Nothing like leftover shrimp & grits for breakfast

  1. Emily,
    As always, last night was the best! You really out did yourself once again,
    cooking for us. The shrimp and grits were to die for, can’t wait to try this
    on my family. This may well be our Christmas Eve meal.
    Thanks again for sharing your culinary talents with us!
    Love ya!

  2. Hi Emily,
    Thank you for the delicious dinner. You should be giving cooking classes…I would be your most devoted student!!!!
    Love ya!!!

  3. Emily,

    As usual….you were such a gracious hostess last night. Your dinner was wonderful! It’s amazing how much better I feel after leaving our group “get togethers”. It’s like therapy.

    Thanks for all your hard….Kathy

  4. Emily,
    You are the perfect hostess! Thanks for having us all over to your house!
    What fun! and the food was delicious! I agree with Norma that this would be an excellent Christmas Eve dinner. Thanks for posting the recipe.
    Love, Olivia

  5. Okay, Okay girls. Enough. Your comments were worth ever penny I paid you to pump up my mediocre cooking reputation. Was fun though and I agree with Kathy that our “session” are like therapy. Wonder if they could be covered by our health insurance.

  6. Sorry I have not already responded – a little behind on my reading! Thanks so much for all your time and effort to entertain all of us once again. Everything was great and thanks for sharing recipes. Love, Ruthie

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