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. says

    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!


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