Meanwhile, shell and devein shrimp and put in a bowl. Set aside. When grits are cooked, remove from heat. Stir in 6 drops of Tabasco sauce, the cheese and. The steaming hot grits are mixed with plenty of cheddar cheese, then topped with shrimp cooked with garlic and smoky bacon. "This is, hands down, the best. 4 cups water; Salt and pepper; 1 cup stone-ground grits; 3 tablespoons butter; 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese; 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined.