Chef Inspired

Shrimp and Grit Cups

Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 16

What’s a shrimp and grits cup? A delicious, handheld way to guarantee priority party invite status. You can thank A Mind Full Mom.


Gorton's seafood

Gorton’s Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi

2 cups chicken stock or seafood stock
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/3 cup quick cooking grits
1/2 cup milk or half and half
1 tablespoon butter
4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
1 package Gorton’s Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi
16 mini phyllo cups – optional


Step 1

If using phyllo cups, bake according to package directions.

Step 2

Bring stock, salt, garlic and paprika to a boil. Once broiling, whisk in the grits. Cook for 3-4 minutes and whisk in the milk, butter, and cheese and cook for additional minute or until cheese is melted. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Arrange shrimp in a single layer in skillet. Cook over medium heat for 6-10 minutes, stirring frequently or until shrimp begin to curl up and reach an internal temperature of 165°F.

Step 4

Place 1 tablespoon grits in each phyllo cup or appetizer spoon and top with one shrimp. Serve.


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