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Shrimp & Grits Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Gladys Stallings

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Shrimp:
1 -1½ lb Extra Large or Jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
5 thick bacon slices chopped
2 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tsp minced garlic
2 green onions thinly sliced
½ C red bell pepper diced
1 tsp Cajun salt.
1 tsp smoked paprika
¼ C broth/stock
½ Lemon
Salt and pepper

Grits:
1 C Quick Grits
2 C water
3 C milk
1 bay leaf
3-4 tbsp unsalted butter
1-2 C white sharp cheddar cheese preferably smoked
Salt to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Shrimp:
In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté bacon until brown and crisp this may take about 3-5 minutes.
Remove bacon form skillet and transfer to a plate. There will be some bacon drippings left in the pan (about 3 tablespoons).
Add about 1 Tablespoons of oil / butter to the pan. Followed by shrimp.
Season with Cajun salt, and sauté shrimp for about 3-4 minutes. Set aside
Then add garlic, paprika, bell pepper, parsley, and green onions.
Add about 1/4 cup broth or more -adjust to preference .
Continue cooking for another 3 minutes. Add shrimp towards the last minute, together with lemon juice if desired , adjust to taste.
Throw in the crisp bacon
Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.

Remove and serve over grits

Grits:
Start by adding water, milk, bay leaf and salt to a heavy sauce- pan.
Bring to a boil.
Gradually whisk in the grits, until you have added the whole thing in the pot, a little at a time.
Keep stirring with a whisk to prevent any lumps.
You may have to remove sauce- pan from heat while trying to get rid of lumps – if needed.
Reduce heat and cook grits at a bare simmer, covered, stirring frequently, until water is fully absorbed and grits thickened. This will take you about 15 minutes.
Remove grits from heat; add butter and cheese, stirring with a whisk until cheese melts.
Assemble the dish by placing the grits at the bottom of a shallow bowl, Cajun shrimp and it’s sauce.
Enjoy piping hot!

 

 

 

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