Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Shrimp and Cheese Grits

In my opinion, nothing beats southern comfort food. It warms the heart, right along with the soul. Some of my family roots are from Georgia so there is a sense of pride with southern recipes as well.


I decided to tackle a classic with this one. Shrimp and grits are some people’s claim to fame in the kitchen. I’m still a rookie in this category but I think I struck gold with this one! Simple deliciousness is the name of the game with this recipe. Enjoy!





Shrimp and Cheese Grits


Ingredients

½ cup Old Fashioned Grits
2 cups Chicken Broth
1/3 cup Cheddar Jack Cheese
½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
1 Tablespoon Green Onion - chopped
1 Garlic Clove – minced
1 Tablespoon Yellow Onion – minced
¼ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/3 cup water
Sriracha

Shrimps
1 Tablespoon Olive Oi
6-8 Medium Sized Shrimps- peeled and deveined
½ Teaspoon Oregano
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1 Teaspoon Seasoned Salt
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
¼  Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Directions

1.     Season the shrimp with the oregano, black pepper, seasoned salt, paprika, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.
2.     In a medium pan, heat up the olive oil over medium heat.
3.     Saute the shrimp for about 6-7 minutes. Set aside.
4.     In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the garlic and yellow onion.
5.     After two minutes, slowly pour the grits into the pan, stirring constantly.
6.     Cook for about 15 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the water hallway through cooking to ensure the grits don’t become too thick.
7.     Remove the grits from the heat and add the cheddar jack cheese, black pepper, butter, cream, and salt. Whisk to combine
8.     Plate the bowl with the grits, shrimp, Sriracha, and green onions. Serve!