Greg's Shrimp & Grits

My twist on a popular classic Low-Country dish.

Yield: 4 servings
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  • Shrimp
  • 2 pound(s) 21-25 Shrimp Peeled & deveined. Tails off
  • 3 tablespoon(s) Tex-Joy Steak Seasoning or your favorite Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon(s) black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon(s) Oregano
  • 1 pound(s) Andouille sausage diced
  • 1 bunch(es) green onions diced
  • Grits
  • 2 cup(s) chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 1 cup(s) quick grits
  • 3/4 cup(s) heavy cream
  • 4 ounce(s) sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • Sauce
  • 3 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 3 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon(s) garlic minced
  • 1 cup(s) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup(s) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon(s) worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Tabasco sauce


  1. Combine the shrimp seasonings and sprinkle over the shrimp to coat. Set aside.
  2. Make your grits. In a sauce pan bring water,chicken broth and butter to a boil. Slowly add the grits, whisking often with a wire whisk for 5 minutes. Add cream and cheese. Continue whisking for 2 to 3 minutes more until the grits get good and ceamy. Adding more butter and cream is not a bad thing in this step. You want your grits to be smooth and creamy. NO LUMPS.
  3. Melt some butter in a saute' pan and add the minced garlic and the white part of the green onions. Stir for about 30 seconds then add the Andouille. Cook the sausage about 4-5 minutes and then add the spice coated shrimp. Cook until just done. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Remove the shrimp/sausage leaving the drippings in the pan.
  4. Add the flour and stir to make a roux. Cook the roux for 10-15 minutes until it reaches a medium tan color then slowly add the chicken broth stirring constantly. Whisk in the heavy cream and cook for about 2 minutes. Whisk in the worchestershire and Tabasco.
  5. To serve put a heaping spoonful of grits in a bowl and ladle the sauce on top of the grits. Add the shrimp/sausage and top it all off with the green onion tops. Enjoy
September 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by Greg Ray and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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