The Best Ever Shrimp & Grits Recipe

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Today I'm excited to share a new to me shrimp & grits recipe.  I've always loved shrimp & grits and never really used a recipe, but rather I just sort of made it up as I went.  I recently tried a recipe that was in the newspaper and it is amazing!!!  First, you make cheesy grit cakes...and then you crisp them up in a skillet.  Game changer I tell you!  We had grit cakes leftover so I made breakfast using them topped with eggs over medium and Canadian bacon.  They were even better the next day!

Shrimp and Grits

makes 4 servings

2 1/4 cups milk ( I used whole milk)
kosher salt
 1/2 white grits
1 ounce grated sharp cheddar cheese
olive oil
4 tablespoons butter (I always use salted)
4 ounces deli ham, chopped (I like Boar's Head)
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 each salt, paprika, cayenne
1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails on, rinsed & patted dry
1/2 cup fresh corn kernels
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 dry white wine
1/2 cup chicken broth

To make the grits:

Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper leaving an overhang.  In a large saucepan, heat milk and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil.  Sprinkle in grits, whisking constantly.  Reduce heat to medium, and whisk until thick, about 5-10 minutes.  Pull pan off heat & whisk in cheese.  Scrape grits into prepared pan; set aside to cool, 10 minutes or more.  Pull out parchment paper and slice grits into squares, then halve each yielding 8 triangles.  Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add a little oil.  Working in batches, crisp all the triangles.  Set two triangles on a plate.

To make the shrimp:

Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat.  Tumble in the ham and let brown.  Scoop out the ham & toss with cornstarch, salt, paprika, & cayenne; set aside.  Tumble shrimp, corn, and garlic into the skillet over medium heat.  Stir 1 minute.  Pour in wine and broth and cook, stirring until shrimp are curled and pink and corn turns tender about 2-3 minutes.  Return seasoned ham to the pan.  Increase heat and cook 1 minute.  Spoon shrimp and sauce over grits

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...