Shrimp and Grits & Giveaway

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Please please please tell me you have had shrimp and grits.
It is a Southern dish, but it need not be.
Shrimp, cheesy grits and bacon might not sound like they all get along, but I am here to tell you that they are indeed best friends forever.

Shrimp and Grits

I know I have mentioned it here before that I have a divided house in the seafood department.
My son and I love it and my husband and daughter do not.
In fact, my husband doesn’t eat anything from the water….yeah, chew on that for a second.
Annoying, isn’t it.
So I get all giddy when I actually get to cook crustaceans.

I’m sad to say that this is my last recipe in the Weeknight Wins by Sauté Express® Sauté Starter Blogger Challenge from Land O’ Lakes. Be sure to check out my first 3 recipes, here, here and here.  Myself and 4 other food bloggers have been posting about super easy weeknight meals. Don’t forget to go to our PINTEREST BOARD and pin your favorite recipe each week. As a bonus, each week there will be a new giveaway.

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This weeks challenge was to “Express Myself”.
I remember eating shrimp and grits for the fist time in a little restaurant in Savannah Georgia and falling in love.

You will see lots and lots of shrimp and grits recipes in the deep dark hole we call the internet and you will also notice that they use many different spices.
I thought this challenge was perfect to showcase the ease and simplicity of the Sauté Express® Sauté Starers.
There was no hunting and guessing what spices and flavoring I needed to add to my recipe. Sauté Express® Sauté Startes have everything you need in them. You get a little golden nugget of olive oil, butter,garlic and spices. Now that I think about it, these are also great for people who do not cook a lot because you don’t have to purchase lot and lot of containers of spices that just end up going to waste.

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Put together the ease of the Sauté Express® Sauté Starters and the quick cooking shrimp and you have dinner in 20 minutes! Thats right, 20 minutes. Just get your grits started first and then prepare everything else while they are cooking!


Now tell me you favorite dish you make to impress your guests for a chance to win a Sauté Express® Sauté Starter Prize Pack.

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Tell me how you Express Yourself in the kitchen for a chance to win the Sauté Express® Sauté Starter Express Yourself Prize Pack. Bonus: Tell me how you would get creative and Express Yourself with a recipe using Sauté Express® Sauté Starter. *When you enter, Land O’Lakes may select your comment to feature for promotion, social media and/or other related marketing materials.


Here’s how to enter–> Simply leave a comment below answering one of the following questions:
How to do you express yourself in the kitchen? 

What would you make with Sauté Express® Sauté Starter?

Enter The Weeknight Wins by Sauté Express® Sauté Starter Giveaway

U.S. Only. One entry per person (that includes email address & IP address) per day. Required information is first & last name and valid email address. Entries obtained by mechanical or spamming mechanisms will be disqualified. One winner will be chosen at random from all of the qualified entries submitted. Giveaway ends on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be contacted via email supplied in the entry & will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Land O’Lakes. The Hungry and the sponsor reserve the right to cancel the giveaway at any time.

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Shrimp and Grits
Recipe type: main, dinner
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
Cheesy creamy grits topped with delicious shrimp
Cheese Grits
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup Skim Milk
  • 1 cup Stone Ground Grits
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • ¼ teaspoon Coarse Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper
  • 8 oz. Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 8 oz. Bacon, diced
  • 2 squares Land O' Lakes Saute Express Saute Starter, Garlic & Herb
  • 1 lb. Peeled and Deveined Shrimp, raw
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 handfull Fresh Parsley, copped
  1. Bring the chicken stock and milk to a boil in a medium sauce pan with a lid.
  2. Add the grits, butter,salt and pepper and bring back to a boil while stirring.
  3. Cover and reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
Bacon and Shrimp
  1. In a medium nonstick saute pan, cook the bacon until crisp, remove and set aside.
  2. Drain the bacon grease but do not clean or wipe the pan.
  3. To the same pan over medium heat, add 2 Garlic & Herb Land O' Lake Sauté Express Sauté Starters.
  4. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes per side until pink.
  5. Add cooked bacon, green onion and parsley. Toss to coat.
  6. Serve shrimp and any sauce sauce in the pan over the grits.

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of Sauté Express® Sauté Starter. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes. All opinions are my own.

Giveaway WINNER..

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  1. 1

    I’d make that delicious shrimp and grits recipe! I looked for the saute express in my local grocery but have yet to find it. Hope it makes it my way soon!

  2. 2

    I think that this would be perfect for pan frying some boneless skiness chicken thighs and then slicing them up to serve on top of angel hair pasta.

  3. 3

    I love shrimp and grits – I would try this for sure.

  4. 4

    Oh, that’s easy! I would make shrimp and grits!! We recently were in New Orleans on vacation and I had shrimp and grits two night we were there – incredible!! My stomach is growling just thinking about how good they were!!

  5. 5

    I try different recipes, but with this, I Would make some chicken recipe

  6. 6

    i would try the lemon pepper for chicken!

  7. 7

    I would make some parmesan rosemary pork chops!

  8. 8

    If I’m really looking to impress, I’ll make the shrimp and grits recipe from the Charleston Grille… but I would love to have a shortcut like this!

  9. 9

    I love shrimp and grits! I would try this recipe!

  10. 10

    I like to make soup and ribs and chocolate cake

  11. 11

    Baking cupcakes – I absolutely adore the size and possibilities with these little desserts : )

  12. 12

    I express myself in the kitchen by remaking old favorites more ‘figure’ friendly! Or at least I try to!

  13. 13

    I think I’d have to try the lemon pepper starter with chicken and a white wine reduction.

  14. 14

    Oh your shrimp and grits is gorgeous. It’s so easy to prepare with the help from Sauté Express® Sauté Starter! My kids somehow don’t like grits….so I’ll use the Sauté Express® Sauté Starter to prepare a beef and vegetable stir fry over rice. 🙂

  15. 15

    I would saute my salmon and quinoa patties in the saute starter!

  16. 16

    I would definitely make this recipe! Who knew shrimp and grits could be so easy?!

  17. 17

    I express myself in the kitchen by taking old, awesome favorites (like shrimp and grits!) and adding my own spices and herbs to make them my own.

  18. 18

    I admit I’m not very creative in the kitchen. I tend to need a recipe and follow it pretty much to the letter. I need to break out and do some experimenting! The Saute Express Saute Starters would be a great place to start. Maybe dice up some potatoes, spice them up with the Italian Herb starter, brown them nicely, then top with chicken also flavored with the Italian Herb starter. ~ melt cheese on top. Sounds good!

  19. 19

    I love shrimp and grits, and I would definitely like to make some using the starter.

  20. 20

    I express myself in the kitchen by modifying family recipes to make them my own! That way, they remind me of home and being a kid but with an adult spin.

  21. 21

    I would make veggie stir fry with rice

  22. 22

    I express myself by putting my own spin on every recipe I make. My own bit of “bam”, if you will. 🙂

  23. 23

    To impress guests I always make and decorate a cake. I am not an adventurous cook, but I am getting better each night

  24. 24

    I express myself in the kitchen by experimenting with different flavor combos using spices, wine and herbs. And if my experiment is a FAIL, I drink the wine 🙂

  25. 25

    I’d love to make chicken with the lemon pepper!

  26. 26

    I’d make lemon pepper pork chops with mustard caper sauce.

  27. 27

    I make shrimp and grits – but add some sauteed red pepper to it for color! I use asiago instead of cheddar.
    That is my go-to dish!

  28. 28

    Shrimp and grits! Been craving it!

  29. 29

    We love the saute express – have been using it alot! I started the veg for my homemade chicken noodle soup with it last night. Last we used to make omelets, they were awesome!

  30. 30

    I have a fantastic salmon recipe!

  31. 31

    I would love to make this recipe. It looks delicious!

  32. 32

    I think some pork chops would be great fried up in some of that garlic and herb saute express. You could even use it as a base to a chicken pot pie. Just melt the garlic and herb saute express and add your flour to make a roux. Now that sounds good.

  33. 33

    This recipe sounds delicious; would definitely make this!

  34. 34

    I like to express my cooking by making roasts or wings

  35. 35

    That looks delicious! I’d like to try the Lemon and Pepper and try to make some grilled tilapia and sauteed asparagus. Thanks!

  36. 36

    I would make something with a thin pork chop using the Italian with some shallots. Yummy

  37. 37

    I would make grilled and onions

  38. 38

    I would make a pasta dish with lemon pepper and use vegetables in season with chicken.

  39. 39

    I’m with you- I’d make shrimp! I just recently in the last year or so tried making it at home, and my shrimp consumption has greatly increased, which is okay with me 🙂

  40. 40

    I would make confetti chicken and rice.

  41. 41

    I would love to make some Tilapia with the Lemon Pepper Saute

  42. 42

    I love to express myself by trying some weird combinations that people might make a face at but really do taste delicious. Of course, I have had some disasters with my experimenting, but I love the fun of trying something new.

  43. 43

    🙂 It would drive me nuts if my husband wouldn’t eat seafood, too! I love shrimp and this looks beautiful!! I like making dishes for guests that I know I can really perfect because I’ve done 100 times before…. Chili, tacos, lamb vindaloo… simple dishes, but delicious still!

  44. 44

    I’d like to try the Garlic and Herb starter in my favorite shrimp pasta dish. Thanks!

  45. 45

    i’ll take the grits, but you can keep the shrimp. 🙂 great use for that starter!

  46. 46

    I express myself in the kitchen by leaving a huge mess behind me 😉 normally I’m in my own world, blasting my fave music and dancing around spreading flour and sugar and whisking the night away!!

  47. 47

    Oh my! I would definitely have to make some kind of shrimp dish! We love shrimp but, I rarely fix it. I would love the shrimp and grits but, my husband would not. Maybe I would just make shrimp and grits for myself!

  48. 48

    This Shrimp and Grits dish looks absolutely fabulous! I might use the Saute Express to do something with shrimp and polenta, too.

  49. 49

    I love making shrimp and grits to impress guests! I make my grits extra creamy by using whipping cream instead of regular milk. And I flavor my shrimp with tasso, adding a little flour and chicken stock to make a delicious gravy

  50. 50

    I express myself by trying new dishes from other cultures and adding my own cajun twists.

  51. 51

    I would express myself by making your recipe. I have not seen this product in my area, but I will surely be looking.

  52. 52

    I would make a shrimp scampi pasta dish

    thanks for the chance to win!


  53. 53

    Does it get any better than shrimp and grits?! Seriously… Now I NEED a big plate ASAP.

  54. 54

    Your shrimp and grits look fab! ONe of my favorite foods to order out!

  55. 55

    This looks great! I was raised in the south so shrimp and grits are a definite staple for me.

  56. 56

    Yum! I love grits 🙂 my husband would love this recipe!