Shrimp and Grits on the Barbie
2-3/4 slices of thick-cut bacon
7 ounces uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 large clove garlic, crushed
2 cups water
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
2/3 cup quick-cooking grits
1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon barbeque sauce, or to taste
- Place bacon in a large, deep skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly
browned, about 10 minutes. Drain and cool bacon slices on a paper
towel-lined plate; crumble. Reserve bacon drippings in skillet.
- Heat a stovetop grill over medium heat and cook shrimp until pink
no longer translucent in the center, 8 to 10 minutes.
Place cooked shrimp, green onion, garlic, and crumbled bacon in the bacon drippings left in the skillet. Turn
heat to low and
keep shrimp mixture warm.
- Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan, melt butter in the water,
grits, and cook covered for 5 minutes. Turn heat to low.
Stir shrimp mixture with bacon drippings into the grits; stir in Cheddar cheese until thoroughly melted and combined. Serve topped with barbeque sauce.