New Orleans Shrimp & Grits Recipe

2014-01-29
New Orleans Shrimp & Grits Recipe
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What is better than grits?  
Shrimp & Grits of course!  
This recipe made a wonderful hearty meal…
I hope you enjoy!
 

 New Orleans Shrimp & Grits
3 cups water
3 1/2 cups half and half
5 oz shredded Parmesan Cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne
12 oz pkg bacon, cooked and broken into small pieces
2 TBSP of the bacon grease
1 cup sliced green onion
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 LBS shrimp, peeled and deveined–or, 
if you grocery store has a seafood market,
 have them steam 2 lbs for you with Creole Seasoning
3/4 tsp Creole Seasoning
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
Lightly grease 13 x 9 pan.  
In large saucepan, bring water and half an half to a boil.  
Add the grits, reduce the heat and simmer 
5-7 minutes, stirring constantly.  
Stir in cheese, beaten egg, salt and pepper.  
Pour the grits into the baking dish and bake 30 minutes.  
In a large skillet, add the bacon grease and flour 
and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  
Add the broth and cream, stirring until combined.  
Cook for 5 minutes on low until thickened.  
Add the bacon and the green onion. 
Add the shrimp and cook for 3-4 minutes until 
the shrimp are pink and firm; 
if you’re using precooked shrimp, add and simmer 
until they are warm through.  
Add the Creole Seasoning and stir.  
Spoon the shrimp mixture over the grits in the baking dish.  
Serve immediately.  
 
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 The yummy ingredients…
 
Make those amazing grits…
Remember to stir, stir, stir…
 
 
Stir in the cheese…
 
 
The beaten egg and spices…
 
 
Pour them in the 9 x 13 pan and bake 
on 350 degrees for 30 minutes…
 
 
Add the bacon and green onion…
 
 
Add the shrimp…yum!  
 
 
Spoon it over the baked grits…
add a little more green onion garnish and serve immediately…
Wonderful! 
 
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