Total Time
32 Mins
Yield
Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup grits, 6 shrimp, about 3 tablespoons ham mixture, and 4 teaspoons green onions)
Photo: Oxmoor House

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tasso; sauté 2 minutes or until edges are golden. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add shrimp to pan, sprinkle with Cajun seasoning, and cook 3 minutes, turning once. Add 1/4 cup water, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Remove from heat; add butter, stirring to melt. Cover and keep warm.

Step 2

Bring milk, salt, and 2 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat. Gradually add grits, and cook until thick and bubbly (about 5 minutes), stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove grits from heat; add cheese, stirring with a whisk until cheese melts.

Step 3

Spoon grits evenly onto 6 plates. Top evenly with shrimp, ham mixture, and green onions.

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