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Discover the Secret to Perfect Shrimp and Grits with Anderson, SC Realtor David Locke

If you’re looking to add a touch of Southern charm to your next meal, look no further than David Locke, your trusted Realtor in Anderson, SC. Known for his exceptional real estate expertise with Locke and Key Associates at Keller Williams, David also has a knack for whipping up classic Southern dishes that bring family and friends together. Today, we're sharing his go-to recipe for foolproof Shrimp and Grits, inspired by the famous Ree Drummond's Speedy Shrimp and Grits recipe. This is David's go to recipe for birthdays and special occasions.

Discover the Secret to Perfect Shrimp and Grits


5 cups low-sodium chicken stock

3/4 cup quick grits 

1 1/2 cups grated pepper jack cheese 

1 1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar

1/2 cup mascarpone

4 tablespoons butter 

1 tablespoon olive oil 

1 1/2 pounds peeled and cleaned jumbo shrimp

1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

6 strips bacon, chopped 

1 onion, chopped 

1 red bell pepper, chopped 

1 jalapeno pepper, chopped 

1 tablespoon tomato paste 

Juice of 1/2 lemon 


Bring 3 cups of the chicken stock to a boil in a saucepan. Slowly stir in the grits. Return to a boil and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn down the heat and stir in the pepper jack, Cheddar and mascarpone. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the butter and keep warm. Heat the remaining 2 cups stock in a separate saucepan until hot.

  1. Meanwhile, heat the oil and remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the shrimp with the Cajun seasoning and some salt and pepper. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, then remove and set aside. (The shrimp will finish cooking in the sauce.)

  2. Add the bacon, onion, red pepper and jalapeno to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook until beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the hot stock and add hot sauce to taste. Return the shrimp to the skillet with any juices that have accumulated. Cook until the shrimp are just cooked through, another 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

  3. To serve, spoon the shrimp and sauce over the grits.

Discover the Secret to Perfect Shrimp and Grits with Anderson SC Realtor David Locke

David Locke swears by this recipe for its simplicity and rich flavors, making it a perfect dish for any occasion. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or enjoying a quiet night in, this Shrimp and Grits recipe is sure to impress.

As you savor this delightful dish, remember that David Locke is here to assist you with all your real estate needs in Anderson, SC. From finding your dream home to selling your property, David’s local expertise and dedication make him the ideal partner in your real estate journey.

Contact David Locke at Locke and Key Associates today and discover how he can help you find your perfect home in Anderson, SC.


Discover the Secret to Perfect Shrimp and Grits with Anderson SC Realtor David Locke


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