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Shrimp ’n’ Grits

Updated February 23, 2016

This dish is a true Southern delight, our riff on Louisiana-style spicy shrimp combined with cheesy grits just the way we make ’em at The Lady & Sons. It’s amazing how easy this is to whip up. Make it for your family, and they’ll swear you spent all day tied to the stove.

Serves4 to 6

CostSplurge

Moderate

Total Timeunder 1 hour

OccasionFamily Get-together

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationegg-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturebuttery, cheesy, creamy, garlicky, hot & spicy, savory, sweet

Ingredients

  • 3 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups old-fashioned grits
  • 3 cups grated cheddar cheese (12 ounces)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 medium green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Two 14½-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Tabasco or other hot sauce to taste
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

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