Prep Time: 10 mins. / Cook Time: 25 mins. / Overall Time: 35 mins.

 

Serves 2 large portions or 4 smaller ones.

 

INGREDIENTS:

Half of a pack of Original Soupman™ Crab & Corn Chowder

4-5 ounces (¼ pound) Shrimp (however you can get it… fresh is best, but frozen or straight out of the can– if you’ve got it– then it’s good enough for us!)

½ cup Quick Cook Grits (will yield approximately 2 cups cooked)

¾ cup Water (additional water may be necessary)

⅔ cup Low-Sodium Chicken Broth/Stock

⅔ cup Milk (your preference: Whole, 2 %, 1 %, ½ %, Skim)

¼ cup Heavy Whipping Cream (⅛ cup for Grits & ⅛ cup for Shrimp Gravy)

½ cup Parmesan Cheese

4 ounces Cream Cheese (softened)

 

Optional:

Bacon Pieces (sprinkle desired amount on top prior to serving)

 

PREPARATION:

 

CREAMY GRITS–

 

  1. In a small pot, bring the Water, Chicken Broth & Milk to a boil.
  2. Slowly stir Grits into the boiling mixture.
  3. Whisk continuously and thoroughly until grits are well mixed.
  4. Let the pot return to a boil, cover with a lid, lower the temperature to medium (depending on cook temperatures of your cooktop), and cook for approximately 18 minutes, stirring occasionally.

* Skip down to Souped-Up Shrimp Gravy Prep while Grits are cooking*

  1. Whisk in softened Cream Cheese.
  2. Cook an additional 2 minutes, uncovered, adding more water if necessary. Grits are done when they have a smooth consistency.
  3. Stir in ⅛ cup of Cream to finish off, cover & reduce heat to Simmer/Low.

SOUPED-UP SHRIMP GRAVY–

*Make this gravy while grits are cooking*

  1. Prepare Shrimp: If using Fresh Shrimp: Peel, Devein and Cook Shrimp (about 2 minutes) until pink. Don’t overcook as they will simmer in the gravy while grits are cooking. If using Frozen, Pre-Cooked Shrimp, defrost. And, finally if using canned shrimp, pop the top open.
  2. Combine Original Soupman™ Crab & Corn Chowder, Shrimp, ⅛ cup of Cream & ½ cup of Parmesan in a Medium Saucepan over Medium-High Heat.
  3. Once combined, reduce heat to Medium-Low/Low to simmer while Grits are cooking.

Serve Shrimp Gravy over Creamy Grits for a Souped-Up Shrimp-N-Grits to die for!

*And, don’t forget the optional bacon sprinkled on top for garnish Cause… you know… Bacon.

 

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