Recipe courtesy of Jim Shirley
Episode: Pensacola
Total:
1 hr
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Grits: 
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups grits, such as Dixie Lily
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • One 14- to 16-ounce can creamed corn
  • Shredded smoked Gouda cheese
The Shrimp Ya Ya:
  • 8 strips applewood smoked bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • White wine
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup diced scallions
  • 1 portobello mushroom cap, sliced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Hot sauce

Directions

For the grits: Run the chicken stock into a thick-bottomed saucepan and turn on high till it boils. Mix in the grits and stir like crazy. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a little cream if you need more liquid.

Then, tumble in the butter, add the creamed corn, drizzle in the rest of the cream and stir until it's all in the family.

Shake in the shredded cheese and stir very well until it's nice and smooth.

For the shrimp: While your grits cook, bring a large saucepan to medium heat. Add the bacon and cook for about 3 minutes, then add the garlic and shallots and saute. Add the butter and a splash of white wine and cook until the butter is half melted, then add the shrimp. Cook until the downsides of the shrimp become white, then flip them and add the spinach, scallions and mushrooms and saute for 2 minutes.

Remove the shrimp. Pour in the heavy cream and let simmer, stirring, until reduced by one-third. Add salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste. Return the shrimp and stir to combine.

To serve, spoon the sauce and shrimp onto heaping mounds of the cheese grits.

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