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Shrimp and Grits Recipe (grain free!)

Shrimp and Grits Recipe (Paleo style)

Paleo style recipe for the Southern classic dish shrimp and grits. All the satisfaction and none of the carbs.

Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Sarah Pope MGA


Paleo "Grits"

  • 1 head cauliflower broken into flowerets, preferably organic
  • 1-2 Tbl butter preferably grassfed
  • sea salt to taste


  1. Cook the bacon and crumble into small pieces.

  2. While the bacon is cooking, chop the cauliflower, onion, green onion, mushrooms and garlic.

  3. In the pan with the bacon grease leftover from cooking the bacon, lightly saute the garlic, onion and mushrooms. 

  4. Pour in the shrimp stock and crumbled bacon to mix with the veggies and let simmer for about 15 minutes to reduce the sauce and naturally thicken.

  5. While the sauce is simmering, steam the cauliflower until soft. Mash it coarsely with butter and set aside.

  6. When the sauce has finished simmering for 15 minutes, add the shrimp, green onion, cayenne pepper and sea salt. Cook for 3 minutes.

  7. Remove shrimp and sauce from heat and stir in cream to thicken. 

  8. Serve immediately over the cauliflower grits.

  9. Cool and refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe Notes

Substitute coconut cream for the dairy cream if desired.