Creamy Shrimp & Grits
Recipe serves two
1 Cup yellow Grits (use quality Grits)
¾ lb. peeled & deveined shrimp
3 slices of bacon
1 cup diced onion
½ cup diced red pepper
½ Cup diced celery
½ Cup fresh or frozen corn
1 Cup fresh or frozen sliced okra
1 12oz. can diced tomato – drained
1 C heavy cream
1Tbsp blacken or Cajun seasoning
1Tbsp fresh chopped garlic
4 scallions thinly sliced
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
Prepare Gritts per package recipe.
Heat large saute pan on medium high and cook bacon until starting to crisp. Add onions, celery, peppers, corn, garlic and blacken seasoning. Saute for 3-4 minutes add remaining ingredients except scallions and cheese. Cook 3-4 minutes until shrimp turn pink and opaque.
Place cooked Grits in bowl and serve shrimp over Grits then top with scallions and shredded cheese.
Note: Great Options are to substitute the okra with shitake mushrooms. Also, can substitute Tasso for the bacon.