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SHRIMP AND WHITE CHEDDAR GRITS

ANDREA
SAVORY SHRIMP WITH CREAMY CHEESE GRITS
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 PEOPLE

Ingredients
  

WHITE CHEDDAR GRITS

  • 3 1/2 CUP WATER
  • 1 CUP QUICK COOKING GRITS
  • 1/2 CUP HEAVY CREAM
  • 1/4 CUP WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE
  • 2 TBSP UNSALTED BUTTER
  • SALT AND PEPPER ADD ACCORDING TO TASTE PERFERENCE

SHRIMP

  • 4 SLICES BACON
  • 1/2 LB. ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE OR ANY SMOKED SAUSAGE
  • 1/2 CUP GREEN BELL PEPPER
  • 1/2 CUP RED BELL PEPPER
  • 1/2 CUP ONION DICED
  • 2 GARLIC CLOVES MINCED
  • 1/2 CUP HEAVY CREAM
  • 1/4 CUP WHITE WINE
  • 1 CUP WATER
  • 1 1/2 TSP BETTER THAN BOUILLON CHICKEN
  • 2 TBSP UNSALTED BUTTER
  • 1/2 TBSP WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE
  • 1 TSP CREOLE SEASONING
  • 1/2 TSP GARLIC POWDER
  • 1/4 TSP RED PEPPER FLAKES OPTIONAL
  • 1/2 TSP OREGANO
  • 1 TSP LEMON JUICE
  • 3 GREEN ONIONS CHOPPED

Instructions
 

WHITE CHEDDAR GRITS

  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Stir in grits and reduce heat to medium low.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally so grits don’t stick or clump.
  • Add heavy cream, butter, cheese and stir.
  • Turn heat down to low.
  • Simmer until grits are thickened and tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Set aside and keep warm.

SHRIMP

  • Cook bacon over medium heat until evenly browned.
  • Remove bacon but keep bacon drippings in pan.
  • Crumble bacon.
  • Brown sausage in bacon drippings and set aside for later.
  • Sautee all the bell peppers, onion, and garlic in the butter and bacon drippings until the onion is translucent, about 8 minutes.
  • Add the creole seasoning, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and oregano.
  • Add cream, wine, water, Worcestershire, and bouillon.
  • Allow the mixture to reduce by half and then stir in the shrimp and heat until cooked through.
  • Add back the andouille sausage, and lemon juice for one minute or until heated through.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve shrimp mixture over cheese grits and top with crumbled bacon and green onions.
Keyword GRITS, SEAFOOD, SHRIMP