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Southern Style Shrimp and Grits

October 2, 2014 |

Recipe courtesy of Chef Leslie Gause, Inlet View Bar and Grill
as seen on episode “Brunswick Shrimp”, season 4


  • 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup sliced red onion
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • ¾ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp shrimp base or shrimp stock
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup cooked, diced crisp bacon
  • 2 cups quick grits, prepared following package directions

In a large skillet sauté the vegetables in butter for five minutes or until tender. In another frying pan, sauté shrimp in butter until almost cooked through, then add garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Add the shrimp to the frying pan of vegetables. Then add a shrimp base and cream and simmer until sauce thickens. Serve over grits.

Note: Leslie adds cream to her cooked grits for extra richness.

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