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Shrimp ‘n Grits

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Shrimp 'n Grits
Prep Time 25 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 25 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring the 4 cups of chicken stock to boil and slowly add the grits. Stirring often, cook for about 20 minutes.
  2. While the grits are cooking fry the chopped bacon in a pan over med/high heat for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and chopped shallots to the bacon and cook for an additional 3 minutes until the shallot is opaque. Remove the bacon and onions from the pan, leaving the grease, and set aside. Reduce the heat to med/low.
  3. Reduce the heat on the grits to med/low and drop in the cream cheese and stir till well blended. Add the sherry and liberal amounts of salt and pepper, then transfer the cooked bacon and shallots to the grits. Stir well and cover for an additional 10 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally to keep from sticking.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the butter in the hot pan of bacon grease. Cut the asparagus into 2-3 inch pieces and put in the pan. Cook the asparagus for about 5 minutes stirring throughout. Add the shrimp, top with paprika and cook for about 2 minutes – stirring after 1 minute. Turn the heat off but keep the pan on the stovetop while you prepare the plates.
  5. Divide the grits into 4 bowls, divide the asparagus and shrimp on top of the grits among the 4 bowls pouring the juice from the shrimp over the grits and sprinkle the chopped green onions on each. Serve hot.

About The Author

Sandi Grigg

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina and attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I always dreamed of living on the coast. After earning my degree in Marketing/Branding I moved to Wilmington and the life my spouse and I have created for ourselves is a blessing beyond words. Together we enjoy kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth. At home, I love to cook and write recipes, play with our dogs, and take on DIY home improvement endeavors. Being a part of the Carolina Marketing Company team has shown me that you really can enjoy your job. I am truly grateful to have a career I love in the city I aspired to be in. Life is grand!

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