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Shrimp And Stone Ground Grits

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Chef Maxwell takes tasty shrimp and mixes in stone-ground grits for a hearty and traditional dish.
Ingredients
  Celery stalk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Bell pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped (Red And Green)
  All-purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Diced tomatoes 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Minced garlic 3 Tablespoon
  Sliced green onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Minced parsley 3 Tablespoon
  Shrimp 2 Pound, peeled and deveined
  Stone ground grits 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Creole seasoning 4 Teaspoon
  Butter 4 Tablespoon, unsalted
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Celery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Red bell pepper 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Green bell pepper 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Tomato 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), diced
  Shrimp stock 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Garlic 3 Tablespoon, minced
  Thyme 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Worcestershire sauce 2 Teaspoon
  Hot sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Green onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
  Parsley 3 Tablespoon, minced
  Shrimp 2 Pound, peeled, deveined
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon
  Grits 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Stone Ground Grits)
  Chicken stock 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Heavy whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely grated
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped
Directions

MAKING
To cook the shrimp:
1. Sauté flour and butter together to form a brown roux.
2. Add celery, onion, bell pepper and garlic, sauté until the onions are clear.
3. Add shrimp stock, basil, thyme and some pepper and simmer 20 minutes minimum.
4. Ten minutes before serving, add shrimp and bring back to a light simmer.
5. Adjust salt and peppers to taste.
6. Immediately before serving, stir in onion tops and parsley.
To make Stone Ground Grits with Parmesan:
7. Bring the chicken stock to a boil and stir in the grits.
8. Return to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
9. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
10. Add additional stock if needed.
11. When the grits are tender add the cream, cheese and butter, stir well and simmer another 10 minutes.

SERVING
12. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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