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Cajun Baked Shrimp and Grits Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Janet Boehm

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Shrimp:
1 stick salted butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay
2 scallions (white and green parts), finely chopped
1 large clove garlic, grated on a rasp
Grated zest of 1 lemon
2 pounds frozen shelled and deveined jumbo shrimp, defrosted and roughly Grits:

Grits:
1 cup heavy cream
Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper
3/4 cup quick grits
1 cup shredded smoked Gouda
Lemon wedges, for serving

Directions:
Directions:
For the compound butter and shrimp. In a medium bowl, add the butter, seafood seasoning, scallions, garlic and lemon zest and mash together until combined. Scrape the mixture into plastic wrap and make into a log, or cover it in the bowl. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Divide the shrimp into 2 foil packets, top each with 2 thick slices of the compound butter, fold up and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

For the grits. In a large pot on medium-high heat, add the heavy cream, a pinch of salt, a few grinds of black pepper and 2 cups water. Bring to a gentle boil, then add the grits and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cheese.

Serve the grits in a bowl topped with a tablespoon or so of the compound butter and the shrimp. Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 to 6 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 minutes

 

 

 

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