Grilled Jerk Shrimp & Grits

I’m the guy that loves grits. There, I said it. Grits really don’t taste like much on their own. It’s what you add to them that makes them amazing. These have a bit of mascarpone and are cooked in chicken stock. However, the bacon cream sauce and the grilled jerk shrimp – well, now you see why I love grits so much. They’re the perfect vehicle to sop up all the delicious sauce that’s made with this dish.

Grilled Jerk Shrimp

1/2 pound of jumbo shrimp, cleaned

1/2 teaspoon of olive oil

1 good pinch of Kosher salt

1 teaspoon of your favorite jerk seasoning

1.. Preheat a grill pan on the stove until it’s nice and hot and almost smoking.

2.. In a bowl, combine the shrimp, olive oil, salt, and jerk seasoning.

3.. Grill up the shrimp until they’re cooked through and still tender


Bacon Cream Sauce

3 strips of bacon, cut into bits, cooked with the bacon fat reserved

1 tablespoon of chopped shallots or onions

2 cloves of garlic minced

3/4 cup of good white wine

1/4 cup of chicken stock

3/4 cup of heavy cream

1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese

salt and pepper to taste

1.. Just as the bacon finished cooking add in the shallots and cook for about 60 seconds. Then toss in the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Stir occasionally so nothing sticks or burns.

2.. Add in the white wine and chicken stock and cook on high heat until the liquid reduces by half. Then, add in the heavy cream and parmesan cheese and cook until the sauce is thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Grits…we really don’t even need a recipe. Cook the grits in milk or half and half AND chicken stock until they’re tender. Then, reduce the heat and stir in a few pats of room temperature butter and a few spoonfuls of mascarpone cheese. Taste and add salt and pepper, if necessary.


Then, just plate each of the ingredients as shown in the pic below.



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  • Brandi

    Made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious. Just one comment, in the directions it says to add white wine twice. I assumed the second time you meant heavy cream instead of white wine. Also I couldn’t find heavy cream anywhere, and we have 3 major grocers in my town. Found a substitute of 1/4 melted margarine and 3/4 cups milk and it works out perfectly 👌🏾

    August 25, 2017
  • Kristina

    Brandi did you see any whipping cream? It’s not the exact same thing. It can also be used as very close substitute.

    September 9, 2017
  • Devan Abraham

    Omg?????all I can say is this is the best shrimp and grits ever…. I am in love and thank you for the recipe.

    September 11, 2017
  • Thanks Darius!! You always take cooking to next level❤

    December 1, 2017
  • Nicoul

    Can it be made with out the bacon?

    February 19, 2018
    • Lekesha

      You can tweek it how you want to.

      February 19, 2018
  • Jna j

    Theeee best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had and I still can’t believe I made a meal this amazing! soooo good. I couldn’t find mascopone cheese but it wasn’t needed bc the bacon cream sauce is EVERYTHING!

    April 5, 2018
  • Leslie

    Are the directions to make the cream sauce with white Hennessy available?

    April 11, 2018
  • Nairobi Williams

    Can not wait to try this tomorrow…gotta wait for the liquor stores to open lol

    August 5, 2018
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