Shrimp and Grits Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 55 MINUTES

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  • 2 servings cooked grits
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup tasso ham, diced
  • 2 tablespoons leeks, diced
  • 2 tablespoons onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons green pepper, diced
  • 20 medium to large shrimp, peeled and de-veined, with tails on
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • green onion, tops, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste


*Cooking Note: Tasso is a Cajun ham and is often hard to find outside of Louisiana, but you can find it at some specialty gourmet shops or by mail order. If not, you can substitute salt pork, pancetta, or prosciutto, but you will have to beef up your seasonings, as tasso is very flavorful.


Cook grits according to package directions; set aside and keep warm.


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tasso and sauté until crisp. Add diced vegetables and sauté until onions are translucent. Add shrimp and sauté for 30 to 45 seconds, or until pink. Remove from the pan and set aside. Deglaze the pan with a little white wine. Slowly add the cream and let reduce until thickened. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.


Divide grits among 2 serving plates. Line plate edges with shrimp (10 shrimp per serving). Pour sauce over grits. Garnish with green onion tops.


For a great wedding idea, use martini glasses to serve shrimp and grits, with the grits on the bottom and shrimp and sauce on top.

Shrimp and Grits


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Signe 10/16/2014
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i am hoping it's like Lady and die for...

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