Cajun Shrimp & Cheese Grits

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Totally  had a craving for Cajun shrimp on my way home, so I stopped at the whole food market to get two pounds of these beauties. Expensive but so worth the dough 🙂

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Cajun Shrimp & Cheese Grits

Cajun Shrimp & Cheese Grits

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Ingredients Shrimp :

Shrimp,   peeled and deveined
Clam juice,
Tomato Paste,
Paprika,
Thyme,
Oregano,
Garlic,   paste
Oregano,
Cayenne pepper,
Kosher salt,
Butter,

Method :

Season shrimp with salt and pepper.  Saute in butter until halfway done. Remove shrimp, reserve. Saute more garlic in butter, add thyme, oregano, cayenne. Add tomato paste, saute another minute. Add clam juice and simmer until slightly thickened. A the reserved shrimp and heat through.  Adjust the heat to your liking, adding as much hot sauce as you can muster.

Ingredients Cheese Grits :

Chicken stock,
Milk,   (about 1/3 the amount of the stock)
Corn meal,   coarse ground
Sharp cheddar,   grated
Kosher salt,
Scotch bonnet sauce,   (substitute with tabasco if you can’t stand the heat)
Butter,   (splurge)

Method :

Bring the milk and stock to a boil and gradually whisk in the corn meal.  lower the heat to a slow simmer and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until mixture is creamy.
Remove from heat, add the hot sauce, cheese and butter, and whisk to combine.

To serve, top the grits with the shrimp and sprinkle with cilantro.

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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