Carolina Shrimp and Cheddar Grits


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked old-fashioned grits
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (31-40 per pound)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons Emeril’s® Cajun Seasoning


  • Combine the first 6 ingredients in inner pot. Lock pressure lid. Press pressure function; select custom. Press timer; set to 10 minutes. Start.
  • Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure. Stir in cheese and butter until melted. Press saute function; select vegetables setting. Set to medium cook time (10 minutes). Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is heated through. If desired, top with additional parsley.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 471 calories, 26g fat (15g saturated fat), 193mg cholesterol, 774mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.

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