Shrimp and Grits

Corn Grits in Crock Pot:

  • 2 cups quick grits
  • 2 cans 14oz chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped, OPTIONAL
  • 16 oz frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp tabasco
  • 3 TBSP butter

Put all ingredients into crock pot, mix together and turn on high and cover. DO NOT lift lid for 3 hours. After 3 hours, stir together completely to remove lumps and mix till smooth and serve. Can turn crock pot to low or off and it will stay warm for a while with the cover on. The grits will get thicker but you can add more chicken broth to thin. Reheats very well.

Shrimp topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

Put the flour on a plate and season with a healthy amount of salt and pepper; mix with a fork to combine evenly. Dredge the shrimp in the seasoned flour to coat all sides.
Heat the butter and oil in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat until butter stops foaming and just starts to turn a light brown. Add the shrimp, and give it a toss, saute for 5 minutes until the shrimp is firm and there is a crispy coating on the outside. Remove the shrimp to a side plate and cover to keep warm.
Put the pan back on the heat and add the garlic and shallots. Cook and stir for 1 minute until soft. Add the lemon juice and chicken broth, give it a stir and let it cook down for 1 minute to thicken slightly. Put the shrimp back in the pan and coat in the lemon sauce. Pour over grits and yummo!

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