Pappadeaux Shrimp and Grits Recipe


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking grits
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper and cook for about 5 minutes until softened. Add garlic, cayenne pepper, paprika, black pepper and flour. Stir continuously for 2 minutes.
  2. Slowly whisk in chicken broth, then stir in the half-and-half. Simmer until sauce is thickened, about 7 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Slowly stir in grits and reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until grits are thick, about 10 minutes.
  4. In the same skillet, add shrimp to the sauce mixture. Cook until shrimp is pink and opaque, about 5 minutes. Add Worcestershire sauce, basil, and salt. Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed.
  5. Spoon grits onto serving plates and top with the shrimp and sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Pappadeaux shrimp and grits is a classic southern dish that is simple and delicious. This dish is made with a creamy sauce of butter, onion, bell pepper, garlic and spices; combined with shrimp and comforting, creamy grits. It is full of flavor and is sure to impress your family and friends.

This dish can be made in about 40 minutes and serves 4 people. It is easy to customize, so feel free to add or subtract spices and vegetables to suit your own tastes. Either way, your family and friends are sure to love this hearty and delicious shrimp and grits dish. Enjoy!