Episode: Charleston, SC
Print
Charleston Shrimp and Grits with Tasso Blue Crab Gravy
Total:
45 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
45 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces tasso ham, finely diced
  • 1 cup finely diced white onion
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 1 green pepper, finely diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon spicy blackening Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 cups fish stock or vegetable or chicken stock, divided
  • 4 ounces lump blue crab
  • 4 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 pounds spicy sausage, thinly sliced
  • Grits, optional

Directions

To make the Tasoo Blue Crab Gravy:

Preheat a large bottom pot to medium-high heat.

Add butter to pot and let melt. Add ham, white onion, peppers, Cajun seasoning, salt, brown sugar, onion powder, and minced garlic. Stir in flour and continue to cook while stirring until you achieve a dark brown color, a brown roux. Slowly whisk in 6 cups of fish stock, add slowly to help avoid lumps. Bring to a boil and use remaining 2 cups of stock to adjust for consistency. Remove from heat and add the crabmeat. Set aside for use.

In a saute pan, over medium-high heat, saute shrimp and sausage. Place shrimp and sausage over grits, if using, and top with crab gravy sauce.

Cook's Note

*For home use it is more practical to use instant grits. Cook your grits first and do not be afraid to season to your liking. This is a main component to your dish.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Shrimp and Grits

Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage over Grits

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Tia's Shrimp and Grits

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Southern Shrimp and Grits

Recipe courtesy of The Coop Restaurant

Cheese Grits

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Cheesy Grits

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Shrimp Fried Rice

Recipe courtesy of Justine Simmons

Emeril's Quick Shrimp Stock

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

On TV

Unwrapped

7am | 6c

Unwrapped 2.0

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Good Eats

10am | 9c

Good Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Good Eats

11am | 10c

Good Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Man Fire Food

2:30pm | 1:30c

Man Fire Food

3:30pm | 2:30c

Man Fire Food

4:30pm | 3:30c

Cake Wars

5pm | 4c

Cake Wars

6pm | 5c

Cake Wars

7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cake Wars

9pm | 8c

Cake Wars

10pm | 9c

Cake Wars

11pm | 10c

Cake Wars

12am | 11c

Cake Wars

1am | 12c

Cake Wars

2am | 1c

Cake Wars

3am | 2c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here