BBQ Shrimp over Grits

BBQ Shrimp over Grits

To my Cookies residing outside of The Boot state, please do not expect to see BBQ sauce in this recipe! BBQ Shrimp is a New Orleans original. I have no clue why it’s called BBQ shrimp. And, to be honest, I do NOT care! It’s sooo delicious! 

And, the sauce is super buttery! It’s meant to be sponged up by some crusty french bread. In fact, it makes an amazing po boy! But, still I was in the mood for grits…

FLAVORRRRR!!! This would be perfect for brunch. Go ahead and try it! Impress some folks! It’s too easy of a recipe not to try.

B. Coop

BBQ Shrimp over Grits
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 1 lb shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  2. 1 stick of unsalted butter
  3. 1 diced onion
  4. 2 T minced garlic
  5. 4 T Worcestershire sauce
  6. juice from 1/2 a lemon
  7. 3 T bbq shrimp seasoning
  1. 3/4 Stone Ground Grits
  2. 2 cups chicken stock or broth
  3. 3/4 cup heavy cream
  4. 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  5. 1 T cajun seasoning
BBQ Shrimp Seasoning
  1. 1 T cayenne pepper
  2. 2 T smoke paprika
  3. 1 tsp lemon pepper
  4. 1 T onion powder
  5. 1 T garlic powder
  6. 1 tsp oregano
  7. 1 T dried thyme
  8. 1 T Accent seasoning
  9. 2 T salt
BBQ Shrimp
  1. Season shrimp with 2 T of the Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 of the bbq seasoning blend
  2. Set aside
  3. In a skillet, melt 1/2 a stick of butter
  4. Add onions and saute until translucent
  5. Add garlic and stir for 45 sec
  6. Pour in the remaining Worcestershire sauce and the lemon juice
  7. Sprinkle in the rest of the bbq seasoning blend
  8. Add in the shrimp
  9. Drop in the other half of the butter (make sure butter is cold)
  10. Cook until shrimp is pink and butter is melted
  11. Serve over grits.
  1. Pour stock into a heavy bottomed saucepan
  2. Add in seasoning
  3. Bring to a boil
  4. Whisk in heavy cream and grits
  5. Lower heat, cover, and cook for 20-25 mins stirring occasionally.
  6. Add in Parmesan cheese
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  8. Enjoy!
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  • Patricia A Evans

    April 13, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Gotta try this asap, looks amazing.

    • B. Coop

      April 14, 2017 at 10:34 pm


  • Craig Toups

    April 14, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Had a couple fishing buddies over last night and took out some Gulf shrimp and cooked this recipe. Of course being Cajun I only used it as a guide but I did close. Very good and there were no left overs. Keep it up.

    • B. Coop

      April 14, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      I’m glad everyone enjoyed it!