Barbecued Bourbon Shrimp With Cheddar Cheese Grits

Recipe by Manami
READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • SHRIMP:
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.
  • Add the onion and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in the ketchup, bourbon, cider vinegar, molasses, honey, Tabasco, thyme and cayenne.
  • Simmer over low heat, until thickened, about 40 minutes.
  • Transfer the barbecue sauce to a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour 1/3 cup of the sauce into a small bowl and reserve the rest.
  • Preheat a grill pan.
  • Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and brush on both sides with the 1/3 cup of barbecue sauce.
  • Grease the grill pan with the oil.
  • Grill the shrimp over moderate heat, turning once, until cooked through, about 4 minutes.
  • CHEESE GRITS:
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken broth & crushed red pepper flakes, if using, to a boil.
  • Add the garlic and slowly stir in the grits.
  • Reduce the heat to moderately low and cook, stirring frequently, until the grits are tender, 20 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cheese, butter, and cream.
  • Transfer to plates and serve with cheese grits and the remaining barbecue sauce.
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