Best Way to eat Grits

creole shrimp and gritsCreole Shrimp & Grits

ingredients
  • 1/4 pound Smoked Bacon (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 pound Extra Large Domestic Shrimp (peeled & deveined)
  • 2 tablespoons Creole Seasoning
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Puree
  • Salt
  • Chives (to garnish)
  • Hot Sauce (to garnish)
  • Grits
  • 2 cups Stone Ground Yellow Grits
  • 1/2 cup Freshly Grated Aged White Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt

Directions

1/4 pound Smoked Bacon (chopped)….In a large sauté pan, cook Bacon over low to render fat. Cook until crispy then remove Bacon with a slotted spoon.
With Bacon Fat in the pan, increase heat to medium-high
2 tablespoons Creole Seasoning
1 1/2 pound Extra Large Domestic Shrimp (peeled & deveined)…Sprinkle the Creole Seasoning on both sides of the Shrimp. Add to the hot pan and cook for 1-2 minutes per side until opaque but not tough. Remove shrimp to a plate.
2 Garlic Cloves (thinly sliced)
1/4 cup Chicken Stock
1/2 cup Tomato Puree
Salt.…Add the Garlic and deglaze pan with Chicken Stock. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the Tomato Puree. Cook for 5 minutes or until thickened. Adjust seasoning to taste.
Return Shrimp to the pan with sauce and toss to coat.
Cooked Grits
Chives (to garnish)
Hot Sauce (to garnish)….Plate Shrimp and sauce over Grits. Garnish with chopped Chives, Bacon and Hot Sauce.
 2 cups Stone Ground Yellow Grits
1/2 cup Freshly Grated Aged White Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt….For Grits: Cook grits according to package instructions. Stir in Cheeses and adjust seasoning to taste.
Recipe courtesy of:Clinton Kelly from the Chew
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