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my shrimp & polenta

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a recipe by
Cathy LaFay
Cape Coral, FL

My Take on Jamie Beecham's Shrimp & Grits... I had to change a few things because I didnt have on hand some of what was in Jamies recipe, and I didnt want to run out to the store... Im so bad at getting recipes down on paper or here because I just throw stuff in til it looks, smells and tastes right... so measuring is usually out and that's the importance of a recipe hehe... goes...

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method Stove Top

Ingredients For my shrimp & polenta

  • 1 c
    white wine
  • wondra
  • 1 lg
    onion, sliced
  • 5 clove
    garlic minced (we like garlic)
  • 3 slice
    bacon diced
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 8 c
    water or chicken broth
  • 3 slice
    swiss cheese diced
  • mrs dash table blend (or just use salt & pepper)
  • red pepper flakes to taste

How To Make my shrimp & polenta

  • 1
    what I did was take about cup of white wine (plus 1/4 cup of water) and wondra to thicken it (the gravy recipe and directions are on the wondra box) You can also thicken it with flour if you dont have wondra.
  • 2
    I sliced up some onions and lots of garlic... I started by cooking the bacon then I added the onions til they started to turn golden added some red pepper flakes and mrs dash table blend and parsley...
  • 3
    I added the garlic and shrimp and cooked just until it was starting to turn pink and then I put in the wine/wondra mixture and just cooked til it thickened some...
  • 4
    for the polenta I boiled the water with some granulated garlic and mrs dash table blend and when the water boiled I added the polenta as it started to thicken i added a few slices of swiss cheese cut up mixed it til it was melted and plated up our yummy dinner... (theres no butter in the polenta because I had to keep it low fat (and low sodium) for my mom who is on a heart healthy diet... but you can add if you want)

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