Crook’s Corner Shrimp and Grits

Crook’s Corner is a seafood and Southern comfort food restaurant in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina. It has been open for over two decades and is one of the most popular restaurants in the city.

Crook’s Corner Shrimp and Grits is a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia that specializes in southern cuisine. The restaurant has been featured on Southern Living magazine multiple times.



Shrimp and grits are a traditional Southern dish. Crook’s Corner Shrimp and Grits is a dish from Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s Crook’s Corner restaurant. It was featured in Southern Living magazine because it is so delicious.


Crook's Corner Shrimp and Grits

This dish is the epitome of comfort food. Don’t be put off by the lengthy list of ingredients; this comes together fast and simply.


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  • 2 c. liquid
  • 1 can chicken broth (14 1/2 ounces)
  • a third of a cup of half-and-half
  • a quarter teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup grits (normal) I used fast grits, which worked well.
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • a half teaspoon of Tabasco sauce
  • white pepper, 1/4 teaspoon
  • 3 bacon slices
  • 1 pound medium peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • a quarter teaspoon of salt
  • a quarter cup of flour
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup green onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 2 tblsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • a half teaspoon of Tabasco sauce
  • a slice of lemon
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the first 4 ingredients to a boil; gradually whisk in the grits; lower the heat to low and cook, stirring periodically, for 10 minutes or until thickened; add the cheddar cheese and the remaining 4 ingredients; set aside but keep warm.

  2. In a large pan, cook the bacon until crisp; remove and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon of the drippings in the skillet; crumble bacon and set aside.

  3. Season the shrimp with pepper and salt before dredging them in flour.

  4. 5 minutes, or until tender, saute the mushrooms in the hot drippings in the skillet; add the green onions and saute 2 minutes; add the shrimp and garlic and saute 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are lightly browned; stir in the chicken broth, lemon juice, and hot sauce and cook 2 minutes more, stirring to loosen browned bits from the skillet.

  5. Divide the grits among four large, shallow soup bowls; divide the shrimp mixture among four servings and put on top of the grits; garnish each dish with crumbled bacon and lemon wedges.

Crook’s Corner is a restaurant that specializes in shrimp and grits. It is located in Charleston, SC. The classic shrimp and grits are served with buttery white rice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did Crooks Corner close?

Crooks Corner was a small corner store that closed down due to the owner retiring.

What goes with shrimp and grits?


Where did shrimp and grits come from?

Shrimp and grits are a traditional Southern dish consisting of shrimp, rice, and cheese. It is believed that the first recipe for this dish was created in Charleston, South Carolina.

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