Originally from South Carolina, shrimp and grits was a hearty breakfast dish for fishermen. Now it’s enjoyed in restaurants all over the South anytime of the day.
Cook bacon in large skillet on medium heat until crisp. Remove all but 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender.
Sprinkle with flour and seasonings; cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in stock. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add shrimp; cook 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, bring milk, water and sea salt to boil in medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Gradually stir in grits. Reduce heat to low; simmer 12 to 15 minutes, stirring constantly. Serve shrimp and gravy over grits.