Superrad Shrimp and Grits

Joshua R Stacey

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@jrstacey1

I eat shrimp and grits at every restaurant that offers them, searching for life changing experiences. They are always delicious and always different but I love my version of Shrimp and Grits most of all. I have been in the process of evolving it for years. Although, I have never cooked it the same way twice, my wife told me that this is the best version I have ever made and in her words "This one is Da Bomb baby". I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I do.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

SHRIMP MIXTURE

3 Tbsp
olive oil
1 lb
andouille sausage, cubed
1
onion
1
red bell pepper
3 clove
garlic
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 c
chicken broth
3
bay leaves
2 lb
shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 Tbsp
parsley
1
green onion
1/2 lb
bacon, cooked

LITERALLY HOMEMADE GRITS

2 c
chicken broth
1 c
stone ground cornmeal
1 c
heavy cream
2 Tbsp
butter, unsalted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
THESE ARE THE STEPS FOR THE GRITS.
Bring chicken broth to boil.
Stir in cornmeal until it is free of large lumps. (Whisking works well.)
Once the grits start bubbling turn heat down to simmer.
Note: It is very thick, if you are too uncomfortable with the thickness you may add a small amount of water. (approx 1/4 cup)
Simmer for 8 minutes stirring frequently until the mixture is smooth and thick.
Remove from heat.
Add the Heavy Cream and Butter and stir well.
Salt and pepper to taste.
2
Pour grits into deep casserole dish. (Limit yourself to only one or two bites. The first time I made this I almost had to make more grits.)
3
THESE ARE THE STEPS FOR THE SHRIMP MIXTURE.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
Add Sausage.
Add Onion, Peppers and Garlic.
Cook until done.
4
Remove vegetables and sausage from pan and set aside.
DO NOT POUR OUT GREASE.

Note: I have cooked the bacon in this grease to get some extra grease for my roux but not always.
5
Sprinkle flour into the sausage grease and stir until golden to make a roux.
6
Pour chicken broth into roux, slowly mixing well.
Add bay leaf.
7
Once broth begins to boil add shrimp. (I prefer tail off)
Add Sausage, Pepper, and Onion mix.
Cook shrimp until they are firm and pink.
8
Add Green Onions and Parsley.
Stir well.
Remove from heat.
9
Pour shrimp sauce over the grits in the casserole dish and mix thoroughly.
Sprinkle bacon on top.
10
Enjoy your Superrad Shrimp and Grits!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Seafood
Collection: Mardi Gras!
Hashtags: #Low, #shrimp, #country, #Grits