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Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

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Great recipe for shrimp and grits.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 620 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 43.8 g
  • 67%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 38.8 g
  • 78%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 270 mg
  • 90%
  • Sodium:
  • 1803 mg
  • 72%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring water, grits, and salt to a boil in a heavy saucepan with a lid. Stir in half-and-half and simmer until grits are thickened and tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and cayenne pepper; drizzle with lemon juice. Set aside in a bowl.
  3. Place andouille sausage slices in a large skillet over medium heat; fry sausage until browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  4. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Retain bacon drippings in skillet. Transfer bacon slices to paper towels, let cool, and crumble.
  5. Cook and stir green, red, and yellow bell peppers, onion, and garlic in the bacon drippings until the onion is translucent, about 8 minutes.
  6. Stir shrimp and cooked vegetables into the andouille sausage and mix to combine.
  7. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour to make a smooth paste. Turn heat to low and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is medium brown in color, 8 to 10 minutes. Watch carefully, mixture burns easily.
  8. Pour the butter-flour mixture into the skillet with andouille sausage, shrimp, and vegetables. Place the skillet over medium heat and pour in chicken broth, bacon and Worcestershire sauce, cooking and stirring until the sauce thickens and the shrimp become opaque and bright pink, about 8 minutes.
  9. Just before serving, mix sharp Cheddar cheese into grits until melted and grits are creamy and light yellow. Serve shrimp mixture over cheese grits.
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Reviews

Francine-Carlos Askew
82
4/16/2012

This was freaking AHHHMAZING!!!! Possibly my BEST dinner ever. YUM

WHMAMA1
64
11/24/2012

Absolutely the BEST Shrimp and Grits I have ever made! My son does not like Shrimp and Grits but after trying this, his response was "This is how Shrimp and Grits should be made". All smiles in this household!!!

DawnSig
60
5/18/2012

Can you say YUMMMMEEEEEEEE? This was fantastic. only thing I did different was omit the bacon since I forgot to buy it and I used queso cheese instead. Other than that the directions were right on the button and the flavors, well, YUMMMMEEEEEEEE!!!