Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

  • ¾ lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 cup precooked polenta
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 sliced bacon, cooked and chopped
  • green onions, sliced for garnish
  1. In a bowl combine old bay, italian seasoning, garlic powder, and smoked paprika, mix well. Add shrimp into bowl and mix well until well combined.
  2. In a medium sized pot on medium high heat, add polenta and milk, use a spoon to break it up and mix well. Once it has been broken add in cheese and keep mixing until it has melted.
  3. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add in olive oil and wait till it gets hot. Add in shrimp cooking for 2-3 minutes or until golden on each side.
  4. Plate with polenta first topped with shrimp. Garnish with chopped bacon and green onions.