Recipe courtesy of Local Three
Episode: Atlanta
Print
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
40 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
40 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Grits:
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup stone-ground grits, local if you can find them
  • Unsalted butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Shrimp:
  • Olive oil, for sauteing
  • 1 cup julienned celery
  • 1 cup julienned sweet onions
  • 1 cup julienned bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 pounds fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup cream sherry
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sambal chile paste
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh arugula

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

For the grits: Bring the milk to a simmer over medium-high heat in a heavy saucepan. Add the grits and return to a simmer, and then lower the heat and stir frequently until the grits are cooked and tender, stirring frequently, 45 minutes. Because these are real grits, they take time and attention to cook properly. When grits are tender, add butter, salt and black pepper to taste.

For the shrimp: Heat a small amount of oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add the celery, onions, peppers and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the shrimp and cook until they just start to become tender, about 1 minute 30 seconds. Add the sherry and simmer until reduced by half. Stir in the cream, parsley and sambal and cook until the cream is reduced by half. Stir in the butter, and then season with salt and black pepper. Remove from the heat and add the arugula at the last second. It will gently wilt with the remaining heat. 

Portion the grits on plates and top with the shrimp mixture.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Beef Grillades with Cheesy Fresh Corn and Sweet Onion Grits

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Shrimp and Grits

Cheddar Grits

Recipe courtesy of Russell Simmons

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp N' Grits

Recipe courtesy of Yardbird Southern Table and Bar

Southern Shrimp and Grits

Recipe courtesy of The Coop Restaurant

Green Chili Grits

Recipe courtesy of Louis Lambert

Boudin with Jambalaya Grits

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Rich and Creamy Grits

Recipe courtesy of Darin Sehnert

On TV

Holy & Hungry

7:30am | 6:30c

Holy & Hungry

8:30am | 7:30c

Holy & Hungry

9:30am | 8:30c

Extra Virgin

10am | 9c

Extra Virgin

10:30am | 9:30c

Extra Virgin

11am | 10c

Extra Virgin

11:30am | 10:30c

Taco Trip

12pm | 11c

Taco Trip

12:30pm | 11:30c

Taco Trip

1pm | 12c

Taco Trip

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8pm | 7c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8:30pm | 7:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

9:30pm | 8:30c
10pm | 9c
11pm | 10c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

12:30am | 11:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

1:30am | 12:30c
2am | 1c
3am | 2c

So Much Pretty Food Here