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BBQ Shrimp and Grits

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 - 40 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Course: Main Dish

Fire up those grills and get ready to make this amazing BBQ Shrimp and Grits recipe that is sure to be a crowd favorite.

Reynolds Kitchens® Tips

Reynolds Kitchens tip

Line your grill with Reynolds Wrap®Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil for easy food release and easy grill cleanup.


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, small diced
  • 2 cups grits
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup vinegar-based Carolina-style BBQ sauce
  • Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil


Step 1

Preheat the grill to high heat.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot on medium-high heat and add the onions and brown, about 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 3

Add in the grits and 6 cups of water and stir over medium-low heat until the grits have absorbed the water and are cooked through, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Step 4

Whisk the cheese into the grits and season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.

Step 5

Line a hot grill with Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil.

Step 6

Combine the shrimp, paprika, cumin and remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl and mix.

Step 7

Place the shrimp right onto the foil on the grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned and cooked throughout.

Step 8

Pour the BBQ sauce on top of the shrimp and mix.

Step 9

Serve the BBQ shrimp with the cheesy grits.

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