Shrimp and Grits
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Instant Pot Shrimp and Grits is a delightful one-pot meal. Tender shrimp and crisp bacon in a spicy tomato sauce combine with creamy grits to create a delicious fusion of flavors.
Votes: 12
Rating: 4.67
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Fish & Seafood
Duration 30-60 min
Main Ingredient Grits, Heavy Cream, Shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
Shrimp Ingredients:
  • 1 pound Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 3 strips smoked bacon diced
  • 1/3 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers red and/or green, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes canned and diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce or hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup scallions sliced thin, green parts only
Grits Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup grits
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter optional
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Fish & Seafood
Duration 30-60 min
Main Ingredient Grits, Heavy Cream, Shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
Shrimp Ingredients:
  • 1 pound Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 3 strips smoked bacon diced
  • 1/3 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers red and/or green, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes canned and diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce or hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup scallions sliced thin, green parts only
Grits Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup grits
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter optional
Votes: 12
Rating: 4.67
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Instructions
  1. Pat shrimp dry and sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning. Set aside.
  2. On 'Sauté' mode, cook bacon until crisp, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove to a plate and set aside.
  3. Sauté onions and bell peppers in the rendered bacon fat till onion is translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and saute briefly. Turn Instant Pot off.
  5. Deglaze with white wine, and stir well to remove any browned bits, allowing the wine to mostly evaporate.
  6. Stir in tomatoes, lemon juice, broth, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Place trivet in the Instant Pot.
  7. In a medium bowl that will fit in the Instant Pot, stir together grits, milk, water, salt and pepper. Place bowl on trivet.
  8. Close Instant Pot Lid, and make sure steam release handle is in the ‘Sealing’ position.
  9. Cook on 'Manual' mode for 10 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally. Open the Instant Pot, remove the grits and set aside.
  10. Remove the trivet. Carefully stir in shrimp.
  11. Close the Instant Pot immediately and allow the shrimp to finish cooking in the residual heat. Instant Pot will be in 'Keep Warm' mode.
  12. While shrimp is cooking, fluff grits with a fork, adding in a tablespoon of butter.
  13. After 10 minutes, open the Instant Pot. Gently stir the shrimp.
  14. Turn on 'Sauté' mode and stir in cream. Heat through (don't boil) and turn off Instant Pot.
  15. Garnish with scallions and bacon. Serve grits topped with shrimp and sauce.