Fr. Brad's Shrimp & Grits

Fr. Brad's Shrimp & Grits

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Cindy McLaughlin

By
@GrammiMac

Contributed by: Fr. B


Wonderful when made with smoked Gouda cheese.

Rating:

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Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • SHRIMP

  • 2 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    bell pepper, chopped
  • 2/3 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 1/2 can(s)
    whole tomatoes, drained, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 bottle
    dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 lb
    shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • TOPPING

  • 2
    green onions, chopped
  • 3 slice
    thick bacon, cut into 1/4" strips & fried
  • GRITS

  • 5 c
    water
  • 2 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/4 c
    old fashioned grits
  • 6 oz
    gruyeres or gouda cheese

How to Make Fr. Brad's Shrimp & Grits

Step-by-Step

  1. Reserve 1 cup of white wine and set aside. Drain and refill a wineglass, offering a toast to the pork bacon!
  2. In a large frying pan, cook the bacon on medium-low heat until crisp. (Low heat so as not to burn any drippings.)
  3. Add the onions, bell pepper, oregano, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt to the pan, cooking over medium heat, covered. Stir occasionally till just soft. Remove cover and cook until onions begin to caramelize.
  4. Add tomatoes and paste and cook until dry. Add the reserved cup of wine and cook until almost evaporated feel-free to splash in a little more wine for good measure. Reduce.
  5. Add a half cup of water to the pan along with the cream and Tabasco sauce. Stir until just mixed and remove from heat. Drain and refill wineglass, offering a toast to the cheese.
  6. For the Grits, bring 5 cups water and 3/4 teaspoon salt to a rolling boil. Add grits in a slow stream, whisking constantly. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for the time indicated on the package. Remove from heat and stir in grated cheese until smooth. Serve hot shrimp mixture over hot grits topped with bacon bits and green onions,
  7. Offer at oast to Lisa Estes who taught me how to cook this and so many other of my favorite meals!

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About Fr. Brad's Shrimp & Grits

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtag: #lent



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