Shrimp and Grits
By :Paint the Kitchen Red
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Instant Pot Shrimp and Grits is a delightful one-pot meal. Tender shrimp and crisp bacon in a spicy tomato sauce combine with creamy grits to create a delicious fusion of flavors.
Votes: 12
Rating: 4.67
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Fish & Seafood
Duration 30-60 min
Main Ingredient Grits, Heavy Cream, Shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
Shrimp Ingredients:
  • 1 pound Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 3 strips smoked bacon diced
  • 1/3 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers red and/or green, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes canned and diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce or hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup scallions sliced thin, green parts only
Grits Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup grits
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter optional
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Fish & Seafood
Duration 30-60 min
Main Ingredient Grits, Heavy Cream, Shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
Shrimp Ingredients:
  • 1 pound Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 3 strips smoked bacon diced
  • 1/3 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers red and/or green, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes canned and diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce or hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup scallions sliced thin, green parts only
Grits Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup grits
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter optional
Votes: 12
Rating: 4.67
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Instructions
  1. Pat shrimp dry and sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning. Set aside.
  2. On 'Sauté' mode, cook bacon until crisp, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove to a plate and set aside.
  3. Sauté onions and bell peppers in the rendered bacon fat till onion is translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and saute briefly. Turn Instant Pot off.
  5. Deglaze with white wine, and stir well to remove any browned bits, allowing the wine to mostly evaporate.
  6. Stir in tomatoes, lemon juice, broth, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Place trivet in the Instant Pot.
  7. In a medium bowl that will fit in the Instant Pot, stir together grits, milk, water, salt and pepper. Place bowl on trivet.
  8. Close Instant Pot Lid, and make sure steam release handle is in the ‘Sealing’ position.
  9. Cook on 'Manual' mode for 10 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally. Open the Instant Pot, remove the grits and set aside.
  10. Remove the trivet. Carefully stir in shrimp.
  11. Close the Instant Pot immediately and allow the shrimp to finish cooking in the residual heat. Instant Pot will be in 'Keep Warm' mode.
  12. While shrimp is cooking, fluff grits with a fork, adding in a tablespoon of butter.
  13. After 10 minutes, open the Instant Pot. Gently stir the shrimp.
  14. Turn on 'Sauté' mode and stir in cream. Heat through (don't boil) and turn off Instant Pot.
  15. Garnish with scallions and bacon. Serve grits topped with shrimp and sauce.
16 replies
  1. Joniisthecoolest
    Joniisthecoolest says:

    Great contrast of spiciness and acidity. I used a can of diced tomatoes with chipotles to turn up the heat. I would reduce the cooking time for the shrimp, though, as they came out a little tough and the grits had started to congeal by the time they were supposed to be taken out, which meant the mixture of textures was not as pleasant.

  2. Baba
    Baba says:

    It tasted good – but – the grits were NOT done when i took them out – had to finish them off in a pot in the stove. The time says 5 minutes prep – chopping, etc took alot more than 5 minutes and you have to be actively involved for each step or ‘phase’ Otherwise – it was good and I would makenit again – but leave the grits in longer and knowing that I will need to spend more than 5 minutes actively involved.

  3. Impatiens
    Impatiens says:

    Already had instant grits so I made this as on the stove top instead if in IP. Followed recipe otherwise and its a keeper!

  4. keithh
    keithh says:

    I made this tonight, and my family LOVED IT!! The flavor is really good, and the bacon and shallot garnish were amazing. I increased the amount of ingredients that the recipe calls for since I couldn’t imagine 1/2 cup of grits and 1 pound of shrimp satisfying my family of 4. Good thing I did!

    Next time i make it, I’ll just make the grits on the stove and cook everything else as described in the recipe.

    Tip- Don’t season the shrimp until aftr the pressure cooker is started.

  5. Galtieri
    Galtieri says:

    This was a great recipe. We made the grits with jalapeño and cheddar and turned out very robust and delicious. Next time, I will remove the shrimp, blend the sauce to all liquid and reduce by half and then plate. Oh, and my wife loved this! So, WINNING!!!

  6. Tljurek
    Tljurek says:

    Excellent recipe. I use canned rotellle tomato with green chilis, add a nice spicy. I have also found frozen diced onions, they have become my favorite recipe starter especially for fast instant pot meals.

  7. Sunnysea
    Sunnysea says:

    Delicious! Suoer flavorful and creamy, even with all of my subs: Skipped the bacon and used olive oil to saute onions. Used apple cider vinegar instead of wine. Subbed cashew cream for the heavy cream, and veggie broth for chicken broth.

  8. VeronicaSB
    VeronicaSB says:

    So good! Was hoping itd be a decent quick dinner… it is fantastic! Will absolutely make it again!

  9. damarchristopher
    damarchristopher says:

    Awesome meal from this recipe! The only change would be to not add lemon juice unless you want a more citrusy taste.

  10. RitaDee
    RitaDee says:

    I’ve made this many times and it’s always a winner. Keep liquids as indicated to keep it from being too soupy.

  11. Kristen
    Kristen says:

    This was insanely good! I did have to finish the grits for a bit on the stove, but not a big deal. I might try increasing cook time by a couple minutes next time. I also reduced cook time for the shrimp a little bit. We used fresh tomatoes since we grow them. The amount of flavor in this dish was incredible.

  12. Micadoo
    Micadoo says:

    Soooooo good!! The grits didnt cook up in the time stated so i had to finish them on the stovetop, but it was still absolutely delicious. Will definitely be making again!!

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