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Grits a Ya Ya

Grits a Ya Ya

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Irene

Irene

A friend of mine made this for a Mardi Gras dinner. It was so delicious, I just had to have the recipe.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 839 kcal
  • 42%
  • Fat:
  • 70.5 g
  • 109%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 29.6 g
  • 59%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 322 mg
  • 107%
  • Sodium:
  • 1147 mg
  • 46%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Bring the chicken stock to a boil in a saucepan over high heat.
  2. Slowly pour the grits into the stock while stirring constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to low; simmer until the grits are tender and thick, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in 1/4 cup heavy cream to thin the grits.
  5. Stir in the Gouda cheese and 1/4 cup butter until melted and smooth.
  6. While the grits are cooking, place the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium heat; cook until the bacon fat is rendered, about 3 minutes.
  7. Stir in the shallot and garlic; cooking and stirring until the shallots are tender, about 5 minutes.
  8. Pour in the white wine and stir in 3 tablespoons butter, cooking and stirring until the butter has melted.
  9. Drop the shrimp in the skillet; cook and stir until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 3 minutes.
  10. Stir in the spinach, mushrooms, and green onions; cook and stir until the spinach wilts, about 2 minutes more.
  11. Remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon.
  12. Stir in 2 cups heavy cream. Simmer until the cream is reduced by about a third, about 10 minutes.
  13. Season with hot sauce, salt, and pepper.
  14. Return the shrimp to the skillet to heat through.
  15. Serve shrimp and sauce over the prepared grits.
  16. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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CK.CROOKS
17

CK.CROOKS

8/2/2012

Yeah! I finally found a recipe that my entire family raved about. I made this as written for the most part, but used Velveeta shredded cheese in the grits. I thought this made the recipe even richer, so next time I will use cheddar or Gouda cheese. This is a very rich dish. This makes alot of sauce, so next time I will use 2lbs of shrimp and more spinach and mushrooms and get 2 meals out of one recipe. I don't think my family would frown over leftovers of this recipe.

itzme
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itzme

3/10/2012

This is amazing! absolutely delicious!- my husband went back for thirds. I will definitley make this again

Jessica
5

Jessica

3/19/2012

I have never made or eaten grits before. I wasn't even sure what grits were or what they were made out of until I googled them. I used a yellow cornmeal to make them. I also didn't have cream, so I used homo milk instead. To thicken the sauce I added a bit of cornstarch mixed with cold water. Tasted great, although I felt like I was eating cream of wheat cereal for supper. lol

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