Shrimp and cheese grits

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
8 cups Heavy cream
5 ounces Unsalted butter
1 Jalapeno pepper; seeded and diced
1 tablespoon Roasted garlic
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Paul Prudhomme's Vegetable Magic
1 cup Fresh stoneground grits or Quaker Oats
; quick grits
1 cup New York white cheddar
½ cup Yellow cheddar
¼ cup Asiago cheese
2 pounds Rock shrimp; shelled and washed
1 cup Hot sauce
2 cups Flour
¼ cup Cornstarch
1 tablespoon Paul Prudhomme Seafood Magic
1 pinch Freshly ground black pepper; white pepper, salt
5 cups Canola oil for frying
½ pounds White mushrooms; sliced thin
2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
8 ounces Tasso ham; diced and sauteed
Salt and freshly ground pepper
¼ cup Green onions; (scallions), sliced
; thin

FOR THE GRITS

FOR THE SHRIMP

FOR THE MUSHROOMS

To cook the grits, bring the cream to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the butter, jalapeno pepper, chopped garlic, salt and Vegetable Magic and grits. Cook the grits over a medium flame for about 1 hour. Then add the three cheeses and cook for another 45 minutes until a creamy texture is obtained. If the resulting mixture is too thick, thin it with cream or water.

Pre-heat the frying oil to 350 degrees. To cook the shrimp, marinate them in the hot sauce for ten minutes. In a bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, Seafood Magic, peppers and salt. Drain the shrimp. Place the shrimp, a few at a time in a sieve and liberally coat with the flour mixture, shaking them in the sieve to lose the excess flour. Fry them for about 2 minutes, until lightly golden. To cook the mushrooms, saute them in the butter, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the Tasso ham and cook another 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

To assemble the dish, ladle the grits over the surface of a serving plate, spoon the mushroom mixture on top, sprinkle the green onions over the plate and then place the shrimp on top. Serve immediately.

(Note: For the Tasso you can substitute sauteed, unsmoked ham hock.) Yield: 5 servings

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Recipe by: CHEF DU JOUR SHOW #DJ9158 - CHEF JIMMY BANNOS Converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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