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Shrimp and Asparagus w/ Cheddar Grits

Shrimp and Asparagus w/ Cheddar Grits

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4 Tbs unsalted butter

1 clove garlic, minced

2 1/3 C homeade or low salt

chicken broth

1/2 c old-fashioned (not quick-

cooking) grits

Kosher salt and freshly ground

black pepper

1/2 c grated extra-sharp


1/2 tsp tabasco or other hot

sauce, more to taste

1/2 lb med-thick asparagus,

trimmed and sliced on the

diagonal into 1 inch pieces

1 lb large shrimp, peeled and


2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

1-2 scallions, thinly sliced

(green parts only)

Heat 1/2 Tbs. of the butter in a med saucepan over med heat. Add garlic and cook til fragrant, 30-60 secons. Add broth and bring to a boil over high heat. While stirring constantly, pour in grits and 1/4 tsp salt. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook--stirring occasionally, until the grits are thickened, 15-20 mins. Stir in cheddar and 1/4 tsp of hot sauce. Season to taste w/ salt, pepper, and more hot sauce. Cover and set aside in a warm spot.

Heat 1 Tbs of butter in a 12 inch skillet over med-high heat. Add asparagus, sprinkle w/ a little salt, and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender and a little browned, 3-4 mins. Add shrimp and cook til shrimp is opaque and asparagus is tender, 2-3 mins. Reduce heat to low and add Worcestershire sauce and remaining 1/4 tsp hot sauce. Melt the remaining 2 1/2 tbs butter into the shrimp and asparagus mixture. Season to taste w/ salt, pepper, and more hot sauce. Serve the shrimp and asparagus over the grits, sprinkle w/ scallions.

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