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Valentine's Day Favorite Pick: Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Grits

Introducing Chef Loretta Jones' sensational Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Grits recipe, a culinary delight that will transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean. This mouthwatering dish combines plump and succulent shrimp, sautéed to perfection with a zesty blend of lemon and garlic, served atop a bed of creamy, velvety grits. Chef Loretta's expertise in blending flavors and textures creates a symphony of taste that will leave you craving for more. Prepare to be enchanted by the harmonious marriage of tangy citrus, aromatic garlic, and the comforting creaminess of grits. Indulge in a culinary journey like no other with Chef Loretta Jones' Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Grits.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Grits - The Perfect Valentine's Day Dish


  • 3/4 cup Polenta (grits)

  • Sea Salt

  • freshly Ground Black Pepper

  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter

  • 1¼ pounds Medium Shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact

  • 2 large Cloves Garlic, minced

  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper (optional)

  • Juice of ½ Lemon, plus wedges for serving

  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh Parsley

  • ½ teaspoon Cumin

  • Fresh Paprika


  1. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan.

  2. Over medium heat, slowly whisk in the grits, add 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally until thickened, about 5 minutes.

  4. Stir in the Parmesan and 1 tablespoon butter.

  5. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.

  6. Meanwhile, season the shrimp with salt and pepper.

  7. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  8. Add the shrimp, garlic and cayenne, paprika, and cumin, if using, and cook, tossing until the shrimp are pink, 3 to 4 minutes.

  9. Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice and parsley.

  10. Stir to coat the shrimp with the sauce and season with salt and pepper.

  11. Serve and enjoy.

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