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Shrimp & Cheesy Grits

Submitted by Tim Harris

Shrimp & Cheesy Grits


4 cups chicken broth

1 cup stone ground grits

½ cup half and half (milk will work if you have no cream)

1.5 cups shredded colby jack cheese

2 tablespoons butter

Shrimp Gravy:

5 strips thick bacon

½ cup finely chopped onion

1 finely chopped roma tomato

1 tablespoon of butter

½ cup of white wine

2 cloves of garlic finely chopped

1 pound peeled shrimp

  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil. Stir in grits, cover and reduce to low heat and simmer, stirring occasionally. When grits become thicker, add butter, cheese, and 1/2 cup of  half and half. season with salt to taste. Cover and keep warm. 

  2. Cook bacon in a large sauté pan or skillet. Once crispy, remove bacon to a paper towel and leave the rendered bacon fat in the pan. Once cooled crumble bacon. 

  3. Add onions, garlic, 1 tablespoon butter, and the diced tomatoes to the bacon fat over medium heat until tender and. Add white wine, crumbled bacon, and the shrimp, stirring in and folding in the shrimp gently until the shrimp are bright pink and the wine has reduced. 

  4. Place grits on a plate or in a deep bowl, place shrimp on grits and spoon the pan gravy over the grits. 

  5. Top with diced green onions and parsley and any left over bacon crumbles. 

  6. Enjoy!

Submitted by Tim Harris

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