Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits

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Servings: 4 to 6
Difficulty: Easy

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Grits:
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups quick grits

Gravy:
1/4 cup chopped bacon
1/2 cup diced onion
2 tablespoons each, diced red and green bell peppers
1/4 cup diced leek
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
36 medium shrimp, peeled, tails removed, and deveined
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 quart heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


 

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Directions

In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, bring 6 cups water, the butter, and salt to a boil. Slowly whisk in the grits. Continue whisking occasionally for about 5 minutes, until the grits are thick and tender. Remove from the heat and keep warm.

For the gravy, saute the bacon in a large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until the fat is rendered. Stir in the onion, peppers, leek, and garlic and cook until soft. Add the shrimp and stir to combine. Sprinkle in the flour, and stir, making sure all of the flour is well incorporated. Add the wine and cream, stirring well until the sauce has thickened. In a small bottle or bowl, mix the salt, pepper, and garlic powder and season the gravy to taste. Serve the shrimp gravy over grits.

Tip: For creamier grits, add a small amount of heavy cream.

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this is delicious and I enjoy eating and thank you Mrs.Dean

By Lottie Rabb on November 15, 2013

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Dear Miss Paula: I want to try your Shrimp & Grits recipe from The Cooking Bible, but would like to know what I can use as a substitute for Leeks. My hubby has told me that he HATES leeks. Please help me. Love & Best Dishes - Duane L. Beach Cathedral City, CA

By Duane Beach on September 06, 2012

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my friends and I came to your restaurant in Cherokee, It was fabulous!!! We had a great girls weekend celebrating my friend's birthday!! Shrimp n grit wonderful!!!

By Angel Woods on July 05, 2012

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CAME TO YOUR RESTAURANT WITH MY DAUGHTER AND 6 GRANDCHILDREN. THE MEAL WAS DELICIOUS EVEN AFTER WAITING OVER AN HOUR TO BE SEATED WE KNEW THE MEAL WOULD BE A WINNER. OUR PICTURE WITH YOU IS THE CARDBOARD ONE IN THE LOBBY BUT THE CHILDREN LOVED IT! ONE OF MY HUSBANDS FAVORITE FOOD IS SHRIMP AND GRITS, SOUTHERN LIVING, NOW I'LL HAVE TO SERVE HIM BUBBA'S RECIPE. BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOURS! ALICE

By Alice Pierce on June 05, 2012

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Paula you are the best. This was and is so good. Thanks!!!

By C.RayP on August 26, 2011

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You might want to try my crab cake receipt! YUM!!

By conniemetts on August 24, 2011

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Awesome Stuff!

By Anonymous on September 13, 2010

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We had this at Uncle Bubba's restaurant - I was in heaven!! It's obvious that Uncle Bubba and Paula have a love for BUTTER - it was wonderful!!

By Anonymous on September 13, 2010

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