Cousin Vinnie Creole Shrimp and Grits

Elixa Beaumont


Being from up north every time I hear about grits, I cant help but crack up, it brings me back to the movie my cousin Vinny and the grits.So I set out to proof that grits could be made successfully by a Northerner. And it kicks A$$ in a New york minute.

He gives food to every living creature
because his mercy endures forever. Psalms 136:v25

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30 Min
20 Min


24 large
frozen shrimp or fresh thaw out if frozen
12 oz
andouille sausage sliced thin
1 medium
spanish onion chopped
2 clove
garlic chopped
1 small
jalapeno peppers
1/4 c
tomato paste
1 can(s)
tomato sauce, spicy
2 Tbsp
chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp
tony chachere,s original creole seasoning
1 Tbsp
cajun seasoning
3 Tbsp
1/4 c
white wine
2 Tbsp
sliced spanish olives


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1In a bowl, rinse, peel and de-vein shrimp.

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2In a saute pan, heat the olive oil. Do not let it smoke.

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3Add onions and saute for 2-3 minutes.

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4Add andouille sausage until slightly fried.

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5Add garlic, cherry tomatoes, jalapeno, 1 tbsp cilantro, seasonings and tomato paste. Saute for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the grits according to instructions on the box (about 5 minutes).

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6Add wine olives and saute on med-low heat for 5 minutes. Add shrimp and saute for another 5 minutes. Keep warm on low heat.

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7Pour a 2-3 spoonfuls of grits onto a dinner plate. Top with shrimp/sausage mixture. Serve with a side of your favorite vegetable and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Collection: Mardi Gras!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #shrimp, #Grits, #criole