Shrimp and Grits

Summary

Yield
Servings
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Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time50 minutes

Description

A classic southern favorite!

Ingredients

4 cups
milk
1 cup
cornmeal
5 tablespoons
butter
1 cup
cheddar cheese
  pinch
salt and pepper
1 pound
shrimp
1  
onion
2 cloves
garlic
1/2 cup
red pepper
1/2 cup
white wine
1 bunch
chives

Instructions

For the Grits: Heat milk on stove until it begins to simmer. Reduce heat to low and stir in cornmeal. Continuously stir until mixture begins to thicken, about 8-10 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter, cheese (optional), salt and pepper to taste and stir until all are melted. Cover to keep warm until serving.

For the Shrimp: Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter in a large pan and add onions, garlic, and red pepper. Cook until onions begin to caramelize. Add white wine and reduce by half, or apple cider vinegar and stir to deglaze. Add shrimp and cook just until pink and cooked through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and top with fresh chives.

Serve grits with shrimp spooned on top.