Shrimp and Grits
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.
Fish & Seafood
peeled and deveined
Old Bay seasoning
red and/or green, chopped
dry white wine
canned and diced
or hot sauce, or to taste
or to taste
sliced thin, green parts only
Pat shrimp dry and sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning. Set aside.
On ‘Sauté’ mode, cook bacon until crisp, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove to a plate and set aside.
Sauté onions and bell peppers in the rendered bacon fat till onion is translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Add garlic and saute briefly. Turn Instant Pot off.
Deglaze with white wine, and stir well to remove any browned bits, allowing the wine to mostly evaporate.
Stir in tomatoes, lemon juice, broth, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Place trivet in the Instant Pot.
In a medium bowl that will fit in the Instant Pot, stir together grits, milk, water, salt and pepper. Place bowl on trivet.
Close Instant Pot Lid, and make sure steam release handle is in the ‘Sealing’ position.
Cook on ‘Manual’ mode for 10 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally. Open the Instant Pot, remove the grits and set aside.
Remove the trivet. Carefully stir in shrimp.
Close the Instant Pot immediately and allow the shrimp to finish cooking in the residual heat. Instant Pot will be in ‘Keep Warm’ mode.
While shrimp is cooking, fluff grits with a fork, adding in a tablespoon of butter.
After 10 minutes, open the Instant Pot. Gently stir the shrimp.
Turn on ‘Sauté’ mode and stir in cream. Heat through (don’t boil) and turn off Instant Pot.
Garnish with scallions and bacon. Serve grits topped with shrimp and sauce.