New Orleans BBQ Shrimp and Grits

shrimp and grits

I’ve got a great recipe up on Better Homes and Gardens Delish Dish today: New Orleans BBQ Shrimp and Grits.  This recipe was so much fun to make for brunch last week that I decided I would make it again this weekend as well!

I simply started with BHG’s New Orleans Inspired BBQ Shrimp recipe and added a few touches before serving it over a creamy and cheesy bowl of grits.  It was fantastic, and the perfect simple and delicious creole meal to try.

shrimp and grits

For those that love shrimp and grits but haven’t given it a try at home yet, this is a great and simple recipe that you will enjoy for sure!  I am so glad I stumbled across it because it definitely has changed my brunch routine up a bit adding some cajun kick and creole flair.  So head over to BHG’s Delish Dish and check out the incredible changes I made to their already awesome recipe now!

Find my post HERE:

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp and Grits

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp Recipe Slightly Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 12 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells, peeled (if desired) and deveined
  • 2 cups cooked grits
  • To garnish, diced green onions and diced bacon


  1. In a large cast-iron skillet, combine olive oil, butter, garlic, bay leaves, and thyme.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine sherry, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and kosher salt.
  3. Add shrimp. Toss to combine. Add shrimp mixture to the hot skillet.
  4. Add diced tomatoes and cook and stir shrimp for about 2 minutes then add in heavy cream and turn heat down to reduce and thicken sauce (but don't cook too long, don't overcook the shrimp).
  5. Serve shrimp over cooked grits and garnish with diced green onions and bacon.
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  1. Nice! Love the bacon garnish! :)

  2. I’ve never made shrimp and grits at home but definitely need to try this version! The shrimp looks incredible!

  3. oh my gawd, this is one of my fave things to eat. . heading over now for the recipe!

  4. I’ve never made shrimp and grits and home, but you have me wanting to! I love it – it was actually one of the choices at our wedding. :) This version looks amazing!

  5. I just want to dive into that bowl — this dish looks amazing! :)

  6. Your styling is STUNNING!!! Look at all of those beautiful flavors and colors! Just wow. Pinned!

  7. Wow!!! This looks absolutely amazing. Your pictures are gorgeous and this looks and sounds divine!

  8. SO sorry I’ve been so slack in checking in on you, Jocelyn! My summer schedule has hijacked my blog reading time! Anyway, I’m back and lovin’ this recipe! Shrimp and grits are the best and your version looks fantastic!

  9. Looks amazing for us people that have never tried grits period!

  10. This looks fantastic! The textures, colors and flavors jump out at you.


  11. There is something about New Orleans BBQ shrimp that is just magical. I could totally go for a big bowl of this right now….at 9:10 in the morning!!!! Looks wonderful.

  12. WOW…YUM! Great minds think alike, I am making this for dinner tonight, with some leftover Louisiana andouille sausage I just found in the freezer.

  13. When you posted about this on Instagram I nearly swooned. This looks incredible!

  14. I can think of some shrimp lovers in my life that would go bananas for this dish!! It looks stunning, Jocelyn!

  15. Dana@ IveGotCake says:


  16. Looks amazing Jocelyn – I love shrimp & grits, and always order it when we go to one of our favorite local places. SO good!


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