Food & Drink

The South’s Best Shrimp and Grits Recipes

From the historic Charleston style to flavorful twists with global influences, here are some variations to try


These days, just about every Southern chef has their own riff on shrimp and grits. Whether you prefer the traditional Lowcountry method, an aromatic interpretation using Indian spices, a remix with Creole flair, or all of the above, we’ve rounded up our favorites.


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How to Make Classic Shrimp and Grits

Take cues from generations of cooks on Edisto Island, South Carolina: Master this basic recipe, then build on it.

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A Refreshing Remix of Classic Shrimp and Grits

Sam Davis, the G&G Club’s executive chef, adds a sweet Creole spin to a Southern favorite.

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Shrimp and Grits with Grits Crust and Shrimp Butter

In this elevated take on battered shrimp, grits do double duty as a coating. 

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Nikhil Abuvala’s Indian-Spiced Shrimp and Grits

A twist on a Southern classic, from the chef bringing world flavors to Florida’s 30A.

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photo: MARGARET HOUSTON | FOOD STYLING: PHILLIP RHODES

The Ultimate Charleston Shrimp and Grits

The chefs at the Glass Onion use a non-traditional technique for slicing shrimp to lighten up the dish and make it easier to eat.

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Chef Ann Kim’s Curried Shrimp and Grits

With a dash of curry powder and a swirl of coconut milk, this recipe blends the Bay Area and the South.

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photo: JOHNNY AUTRY

Shrimp and Carolina Gold Rice “Grits”

A Beijing-born chef offers a Chinese-accented take on a Lowcountry staple. 

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photo: JOHNNY AUTRY

Italian-Style Shrimp and Grits

Crispy fried polenta cakes take the place of creamy grits in this tasty version.  

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photo: GABRIELE STABILE

Sea Island Shrimp & Grits

Author and TV fixture Carla Hall adds aromatics, vegetables, and herbs to give her rendition from-the-garden freshness.

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