Ham & Red Eye Gravy
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In this video, you’ll see how to make ham and shrimp gravy, a recipe inspired by shrimp and grits. This is the perfect quick-and-easy way to use up leftover ham that makes something deliciously different. Watch Chef John prepare the holy trinity of veggies, sautéing them in butter with diced ham and Cajun seasoning. You’ll see how to make a roux without burning it and discover the secret to making lump-free gravy. The gravy reduces and comes out beautiful, luxurious, and flavorful. To the gravy, you’ll simply add raw peeled shrimp, stirring until the shrimp are pink and ready. This meal is so quick and easy! Check out the recipe for Chef John’s Ham and Shrimp Gravy. For shrimp and grits, serve over grits, of course. It’s also wonderful with rice or mashed potatoes. See more Chef John videos >>