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Shrimp and Grits with Andouille Sausage

Shrimp and grits are a staple of the Southeast United States with a long historical legacy that predates the arrival of European settlers. The preparation of corn grits comes from the native Muscogee people whose historical range includes Alabama, Georgia, northern Florida, and Tennessee. The Muscogee knowledge of cooking grits was passed onto settlers and enslaved people who adapted the dish over time. Our version of shrimp and grits includes bacon and andouille sausage for added flavor and texture. To the grits we add butter and sharp cheddar for creaminess and tang.

Shrimp and Grits with Andouille Sausage

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  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: 2 hours
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Ingredients

  • 6 strips bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 oz andouille sausage, about 3 links
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup stone-ground corn grits
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Directions

1) Place bacon in a Suvie pan. Insert pan into the bottom zone of Suvie and broil for 20 minutes, or until crisp and rendered, stirring scallions and garlic into the bacon halfway through cooking.

2) While the vegetables broil, cut the andouille sausage into ½-inch thick rounds. Once the bacon and vegetables have finished broiling, add andouille sausage and shrimp to the pan, stirring to combine. Return pan to Suvie and input settings below.

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Slow Cook on Low, 30 minutes

3) Place 1 cup stone ground grits in a Suvie rice pot (black handles) and place in the Suvie Starch Cooker, ensuring pot is centered on the hot plate. Input settings, cover pot with lid and cook now or schedule.

Suvie Starch Cooker Settings

Grains, Polenta, 1 cup

4) Once the shrimp and grits have finished cooking, whisk in 3 tbsp butter and 1 cup cheddar cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If desired, whisk in 1-2 tbsp hot water to thin.

5) Divide grits between bowls and top with the shrimp and sausage mixture. Sprinkle lemon juice and parsley over each serving.

Nutrition

Nutritional Information per serving (4 servings per recipe): Calories 623, Total Fat 38g, Total Carbohydrates 25g, Total Sodium 1667mg, Total Protein 35g

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