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Shrimp and Grits with Smoked Ham

Shrimp and Grits with Smoked Ham



  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Ham Slices, cut into small cubes
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cheese Grits

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups stone-ground grits
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Heat medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add ham and cook until crisp, about 8 minutes.
  2. Remove from pan and drain ham on paper towels. Toss shrimp with flour. Set aside.
  3. Add olive oil and mushrooms to pan, cook for 4 minutes or until the mushrooms begin to brown.
  4. Add shrimp and cook until just pink. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add lemon juice, green onions, hot sauce, salt and reserved ham.
  5. Serve over cheese grits and garnish with additional green onions.
  6. To Make Cheese Grits: Bring chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  7. Whisk in grits and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until grits have thickened, about 30 minutes.
  8. Add half and half and cook for another 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add cheese. Stir until combined.
  9. Serve immediately.

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 52 min | Yield: 6 servings

Recipe and photo credit: Jones Dairy Farm


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