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shrimp & grits with andouille crab gravy

Recipe by
William Smith
chattanooga, TN

My freinds and family goes nuts when I even hint about making this dish! Everyone makes a shrimp and grits, but when you add the crabmeat gravy, it puts it into a different category by its self!

yield serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For shrimp & grits with andouille crab gravy

  • One md
    green pepper,fine dice
  • One md
    yellow onions, fine dice
  • Two oz
    chopped garlic, fine dice
  • Six Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    dark brown sugar
  • One c
    all purpose flour
  • One pt
    heavy cream
  • 4 c
    quick grits, not instant
  • One Tbsp
    cajun spice
  • One lb
    16/20 shrimp,peeled and deveined
  • 16 oz
    lump crab meat or blue crab meat
  • 16 oz
    andouille sausage, sliced on the bias
  • 4 c
    chicken stock, light

How To Make shrimp & grits with andouille crab gravy

  • 1
    Take and melt butter under medium high heat, once melted,sweat onions and peppers together, two to three min. Then add garlic,brown sugar and flour, make an almond color roux by blending it all together.
  • 2
    When the roux is made, add the chicken stock by pouring in very slowly to smooth out the roux, you don't want lumpy roux, then add heavy cream and salt and pepper to taste, keep on low heat
  • 3
    Take your favorite skillet and set it to low heat, add a pad of butter and add shrimp and sliced sausage, add Cajun seasoning to taste. You want to cook all together until shrimp is nice n pink with a golden brown color. Once cooked, keep warm on a back burner
  • 4
    While the meat is cooking, cook your grits to your taste appeal
  • 5
    When everything is all cooked, add your crabmeat to the gravy at the very end to heat up, always add crab at the end, it will disintegrate if you cook it earlier,
  • 6
    To plate-lay a scoop of grits first, with shrimp on one side and sausage on the other side. Now take a ladle full of the crab meat gravy and ladle right over the middle. Then top with favorite chopped herb

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