Cheesy Grits with Garlic lemon prawns

Posted in - Breakfast & Lunch / Dinner & Recipes on September 15th 2019 2 Comments

We had this in North Carolina for the wedding brunch of a cousin.  This is not exactly it, but  my take on what we had.  It is comforting, filling and delicious.


1 cup grits
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
4 cups boiling or very hot water
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
100g butter
200ml milk

Olive oil
1 large bag raw prawns
3 cloves garlic. minced
5 spring onions, chopped
chopped tomatoes
Juice of half a lemon

  1.  Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2.  Pour boiling water over grits, garlic and salt.
  3.  Stir well and put it in the oven for 2 hours.
  4.  Remove from the oven and add the cheese, butter and milk.
  5. Taste it and it will probably need another hour so that it does not taste gritty. It should be sloppy.
  6.  When it is ready, remove from the oven and fry up spring onions and garlic in olive oil.
  7. Add the prawns and cook through.
  8. Add lemon and salt to taste.
  9. Add chopped tomatoes at the end.
  10.  Pour the grits onto a platter and the prawns on top.  Serve with whichever greens you have – we had cucumber and chive

As of now (2) people have had something to say...

  • Hermione - Reply

    September 18, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Hello, and thank you for this. My son loves prawns. Now I have something to cook especially for him, as a congrats for passing his second stage med exams perhaps; fingers crossed.

    • Victoria Straker - Reply

      September 18, 2019 at 9:26 pm

      That’s good to hear! Thank you for your comment!

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