BBQ Shrimp And Grits

BBQ Shrimp And Grits

This southern low-country favorite gets a kick from the bourbon BBQ sauce. Try these BBQ Shrimp and Grits for dinner tonight!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings


For The BBQ Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp molasses
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce

For The Shrimp

  • 1 1/2 lbs peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cups prepared grits
  • 1 Tbsp chopped freen onions


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and cook the onion and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in ketchup, bourbon, vinegar, molasses, brown sugar, and hot sauce. Bring to low heat and simmer until thickened, about 45 minutes.
  • Transfer the sauce to a blender and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Oil the grill with the vegetable oil. Brush the shrimp with 1/2 cup of the sauce and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill until pink and firm, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve on grits sprinkled with green onions and remaining bbq sauce.


This BBQ sauce would be great with ribs or pulled pork.
The BBQ sauce can be made up to 5 days ahead.

Perfect Pairing

Serve this shrimp and grits with Zesty Lemonade Mimosas.
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