Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Shrimp and Grits

Recipe courtesy of Julep Restaurant & Bar Jackson, Mississippi

Serves 4

3 Cups Water
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Cup Quick-cooking Grits
1/2 Cup Smoked Gouda Cheese, shredded
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
2 Tablespoons Butter
2 Teaspoons Garlic, minced
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Ground White Pepper

3 Tablespoons Salad Oil
20 Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 Cups Corn, frozen
2 Cups Red Onion, diced
2 Cups Red Bell Pepper, diced
2 Cups Heavy Cream
4 Teaspoons Fresh Chives, chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Fresh Mint, chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Fresh Basil, chopped *
2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

In a large saucepan, combine water and cream. Bring to a boil over high heat.
Add grits, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium low. Cook grits until creamy, approximately 10 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent sticking.
Add cheeses, butter, garlic, salt, and pepper, folding to combine.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add shrimp, tossing to coat. Add corn, onion, and bell pepper. Cook until tender, approximately 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add cream, cooking until thick. Add chives, mint, basil, salt, and pepper, stirring to combine.
Serve over warm grits.

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