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    Carolina Shrimp With Creamy Grits

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    threeovens's Note:

    This is a traditional Southern dish. If you prefer your grits thinner just add a little warm water or warmed milk. Adapted from chef James Clark, executive chef at Palette in Washington, DC.

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    Serves: 8


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    Units: US | Metric

    For the grits

    For the shrimp


    1. 1
      Heat 4 cups water and milk (or half n half or heavy cream) over medium heat to a simmer.
    2. 2
      Stir in the grits using a wooden spoon; cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Reduce heat and cook, stirring (and scraping) frequently, to prevent the grits from sticking, 30 minutes (you probably will need to add additional water).
    4. 4
      Remove from heat, stir in butter, season with salt and pepper; cover to keep warm.
    5. 5
      Heat 3 tablespoons bacon drippings in a large skillet over medium heat.
    6. 6
      Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and caramelized (golden brown), about 25 minutes; remove to a plate and set aside.
    7. 7
      Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of bacon drippings over medium heat.
    8. 8
      Season shrimp with pepper and add to skillet; cook for one minute.
    9. 9
      Add ham and cook another minute; transfer to plate and set aside.
    10. 10
      Return onions to skillet, add Madeira and simmer about 20 minutes until reduced to less than 1/2 cup; watch carefully because once it starts to reduce it will evaporate very quickly.
    11. 11
      Add cream and nutmeg, if using, simmer until it reduces by about half again.
    12. 12
      Return shrimp and ham, add fresh herbs, season with pepper if needed.
    13. 13
      To serve, divide the grits among individual plates and spoon the shrimp and sauce over the top.

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    Nutritional Facts for Carolina Shrimp With Creamy Grits

    Serving Size: 1 (465 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 694.2
    Calories from Fat 422
    Total Fat 46.9 g
    Saturated Fat 25.2 g
    Cholesterol 157.9 mg
    Sodium 560.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 42.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 2.5 g
    Protein 15.5 g

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