Creole Shrimp Cheese Grits Recipe

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Here’s a recipe inspired and adapted from The Praline Connection at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.  This recipe serves 2-3 people and takes 30 minutes to prepare. Creole Shrimp Cheese Grits is a traditional breakfast dish in Louisiana, but it’s also a great side dish for any meal.  For the real Creole grits dish, visit The Praline Connection in New Orleans.  Enjoy! —Carol Lim

For your good health, omit or reduce ingredients below.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Instant Grits (uncooked)

1 cup water

2 tablespoons margarine

Dash of Salt

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese.  Use more if you wish.

1/2 pound, peeled, deveined shrimp

2 tablespoons margarine

Dash of Worchester Sauce

1/2 teaspoon Creole Seasoning.  Use more if you like it spicier.

1 Bay Leaf

Dash of Lemon Juice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Boil water and add instant grits.  Cook over low to medium heat for 2-3 minutes until grits are cooked.  Add margarine, salt to season.
  3. Put grits in a small-medium casserole or baking dish.  Set aside.
  4. Make Creole seasoning sauce with margarine, Creole seasoning, bay leaf and Worchester sauce in a small fry pan on the stove.  Cook over low to medium heat.
  5. Add shrimp to sauce mixture.  Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until shrimp is cooked.
  6. Season with more Creole seasoning to your taste.
  7. Add a splash of lemon juice to the shrimp mixture.
  8. Top with shredded Cheddar cheese.
  9. Spoon shrimp with a little sauce and the bay leaf around the grits with cheese.
  10. Bake in oven for 5 minutes.
  11. Broil High for 5 minutes or until Creole seasoned shrimp is browned a little and cheese on top is melted.
  12. Remove and serve warm for breakfast or side dish.
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