SHRIMP AND GRITS

shrimp and grits

Shrimp and grits have been a breakfast staple for years, today we are having shrimp and grits for dinner. If you really want to take this dish over the top add an over medium fried egg

SHRIMP AND GRITS

6 slices of bacon, 1 1/2 tablespoons self-rising flour, 1 cup yellow grits, 2 cups water, 2 1/2 cups evaporated milk, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 pound medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined, 1/2 tablespoon seafood seasoning, 1/2 tablespoon granulated garlic, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 3 1/2 tablespoons butter, 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, 1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded,  1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/2 cup green onions, chopped, 1/4 cup bell pepper sliced, 4 ounces white mushrooms, sliced, 1 tablespoons minced garlic, 3/4 cup white onions, sliced, 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped,  1/4 cup white wine.

Get out a saucepan add water and evaporated milk bring to a boil, add the grits stir with a whisk reduce the heat to low add the salt stir and simmer for about 25-30 minutes. Stir as the grits start to thicken. Remove the saucepan from the heat add the butter, and cheese stir until the cheese melts.  Taste, add more salt if needed.  Get of a skillet, add the bacon, fry until crispy, remove from the skillet and drain on a paper towel.  When the bacon cools cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Season the shrimp with the seafood seasoning, granulated garlic, and black pepper.  Sprinkle the flour on the shrimp. Retain the bacon drippings, you should have about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of drippings in the pan if you don’t, add some butter to make up the difference.  Add the floured shrimp to the skillet.  Cook the shrimp until they start to turn pink, add the mushrooms, onions, 1/2 of the green onions, bell pepper, minced garlic, parsley, lemon juice and white wine, cook another 2 minutes, remove from the stove.  Remove from the heat.

It’s time to plate.  Spoon some grits into a shallow bowl, top with the shrimp mixture and chopped green onions and bacon.

 

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