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Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits

Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings
Jackie recommends you try this dish for breakfast or with shrimp for true Southern-style shrimp and grits. Her secret to perfect shrimp is simple: a quick soak in dry vermouth. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken broth*
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 1 cup freshly grated smoked Gouda cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Bring chicken broth and 2 1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Gradually whisk in grits; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until creamy.

  2. Gradually stir in cheese, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and smooth. Stir in butter and salt; season with pepper to taste.

  3. *Vegetable broth may be substituted.

  4. Try This Twist! Shrimp and Grits: Soak 1 lb. large peeled raw shrimp (31/40 count) in 1/3 cup dry vermouth 10 minutes; drain. Sauté shrimp in 2 Tbsp. melted butter in a skillet 2 to 3 minutes or until done. Season with salt and ground white pepper to taste. Serve over Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits. Makes 4 to 6 servings. Hands-on time: 10 min., Total time: 35 min. (including grits).