Skillet Shrimp and Grits Casserole
This humble dish, originally a breakfast food for South Carolina fishermen, has taken on a whole new life as an anytime casserole. We wanted a recipe chock-full of shrimp, cheese, and grits that could be done all in one skillet.
Why This Recipe Works
For a shrimp and grits casserole recipe that could be made in just one skillet, we cooked the grits in a mixture of heavy cream and water, with a couple of eggs to bind them and give the dish a dense texture and rich flavor. Next we looked at cheese options, choosing sharp cheddar over milder Monterey Jack and regular cheddar. After stirring half the cheese and eggs into the fully cooked grits, we nestled in the shrimp, covered them with the remaining cheese, and transferred the skillet to the oven. The shrimp were perfectly cooked and the combination of flavors was in balance.