Country-Style Fish & Grits


Country-Style Fish & Grits

Country-Style Fish  Grits
20 Min

If you're looking for family dinner recipes that will shake things up in the kitchen, our Country-Style Fish & Grits is the perfect way to add some excitement to the menu! Everyone's mouth will water as they spoon up a hearty bowl of grits that's topped with our perfectly seasoned, flavor-packed fish. It's so delicious and comes together in no time, which means it's one of those family dinner recipes that are super weeknight friendly!

What You'll Need

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup white or yellow grits
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. In a large saucepan over high heat, bring water to a boil. Add grits, stir, and cover. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 15 to 18 minutes or until grits are softened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine Fish Seasoning ingredients; mix well. Sprinkle seasoning mixture evenly over both sides of fish, patting seasoning lightly onto fish. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil until hot. Sauté fish (in batches, if necessary) 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until it flakes easily with a fork. Cut each piece of fish in half down the center.
  3. Remove the grits from heat and add cheese, butter, salt, and pepper; stir until cheese and butter are melted. Evenly divide grits into 4 bowls and top each with 2 pieces of tilapia. Serve immediately.

Mr. Food Test Kitchen Tip

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 559
  • Calories from Fat 251
  • Total Fat 28g 43 %
  • Saturated Fat 15g 74 %
  • Trans Fat 0.5g 0 %
  • Protein 45g 89 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 145mg 48 %
  • Sodium 955mg 40 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 33g 11 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.4g 9 %
  • Sugars 0.5g 0 %

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Omg yum! I had my first grits experience at a friends house for dinner a few years was smothered with a very chunky chicken shrimp combo and I couldn't imagine why in the world I'd never had them before. I'm thinking halibut would be perfect in this recipe and now that I think about it, I bet the seasoning blend you have in the ingredients would be amazing with shrimp as well!


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