Shrimp and Grits / Prawns and Polenta (for those who can't get their hands on Shrimp and Grits).

Cooked in the EasyOven, this delicious dish is a firm favourite in our home.

When I first travelled to the USA, I decided to try the classic, as seen on the movie screen, cuisine. Shrimp and Grits was at the top of the list (so was Fried Green tomatoes).

I found a small, out of the way restaurant, with red and white check table clothes, and the friendliest staff you have ever met. The restaurant was a family owned business and had been around forever.

This dish is just simply delicious, and I now know why it is a firm favourite among the locals.

Here is my take on that dish.

As a note: Remember, if you are not able to find grits at your local store, polenta works well. Oh, and please use good quality butter not margarine.



  • 2 cups Chicken Broth / Stock
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Corn Grits or Polenta
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup Cheese (grated)


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 6 slices Bacon
  • 500 grams /1 lb. Shrimp / Prawns (peeled, deveined)
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Spring onions, (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves Garlic, (diced)
  • 1/2 lemon (juice only)



  1. In a medium saucepan, add chicken broth, water, salt and corn grits / polenta.
  2. Using a whisk mix well. This will stop the mixture of going lumpy.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Stir in butter and cheese.
  5. Remove pot from heat and place entire pot into the EasyOven™ and close.
  6. Leave in EasyOven™ for 30 minutes.


  1. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy, about 8 minutes.
  2. Leave about 2 tablespoons bacon fat in skillet and drain bacon on a paper towel-lined plate before chopping into small pieces.
  3. Season shrimp with oregano and paprika
  4. Add shrimp, green onions, and garlic to skillet.
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp is pink and cooked through, about 4 minutes.
  6. Stir in lemon juice.


Serve shrimp over grits and top with chopped bacon.

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