Southern Art's Wild Caught Georgia Shrimp and Grits Recipe

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  • 3 Pounds  fresh wild shrimp, heads on
  • 1 Cup  stone-ground grits
  • 3 Tablespoons  Vermont butter
  • 2 Cups  shredded, aged Cheddar cheese
  • Andouille sausages, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons  chopped parsley
  • 1 Cup  sliced scallions
  • clove garlic, chopped
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste

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by Art Smith

This recipe comes from Chef Art Smith's Atlanta restaurant, Southern Art. Featuring plenty of butter, chopped sausage, and scallions amongst the grits and shrimp, this savory dish is an update on a classic Southern staple. 

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Peel the shrimp and remove the heads and the veins. Rinse the shrimp and pat dry.

Make a quick stock by bringing the shrimp shells and 6 cups of water to a boil. Cook for 25 minutes to let the flavors develop, then drain.

Sautée the Andouille sausage in a large pan until browned, then add the shrimp.

Cook until the shrimp turn pink. Add the chopped parsley and garlic and cook for one minute. Add 1 cup of the shrimp stock and cook for two minutes, then add the sliced scallions.

Bring 4 cups of the shrimp stock to boil. Add the salt and pepper. Add the grits and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes until the stock is absorbed. Remove from heat and add the butter and cheddar cheese. Scoop the grits into a serving bowl. Add the shrimp stew on top and serve immediately.  


Calories per serving:

1,126 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious

Daily value:



  • Fat 249g 383%
  • Carbs 144g 48%
  • Saturated 132g 658%
  • Fiber 11g 43%
  • Trans 7g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 68g
  • Polyunsaturated 17g
  • Protein 422g 844%
  • Cholesterol 2,859mg 953%
  • Sodium 6,029mg 251%
  • Calcium 4,299mg 430%
  • Magnesium 712mg 178%
  • Potassium 4,807mg 137%
  • Iron 16mg 89%
  • Zinc 38mg 256%
  • Phosphorus 5,619mg 803%
  • Vitamin A 1,675µg 186%
  • Vitamin C 30mg 50%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 163%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 171%
  • Niacin (B3) 12mg 59%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 47%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 474µg 118%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 86%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 30%
  • Vitamin K 354µg 442%
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