Grits with Spicy Shrimp

SERVES:

4

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups chicken or vegetable broth

1 cup grits

4 Tbs butter

4-ounces grated cheddar cheese

salt and pepper to taste

for the shrimp:

4 - 5 medium large raw peeled shrimp per serving

Cajun blackening spice rub as needed for coating shrimp (optional)

PROCEDURE:

Bring 4 cups of chicken broth to a simmer in a deep, heavy bottomed pot.

At that point, turn the heat down a little bit and slowly whisk in 1 cup of grits and let it gently simmer along for 20 minutes or so, stirring it regularly with a wooden spoon.

You'll end up having to turn the heat to the lowest setting and, once the grits are soft to the tooth, add 4 Tbs of butter, 4 ounces of grated cheddar cheese and a little salt and pepper, stir to combine and turn the heat off.

You can put a lid on top of that to keep it warm while you cook the shrimp.

Dust the shrimp with a little Cajun blackening spice and then cook those in a tiny bit of vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet on medium high heat.

Then serve the grits up in bowls with the cooked shrimp over the top.

HINTS:

The grits will take approximately 20 minutes to cook...it's up to you how soft you want them. Add a little water or milk if they seem too thick before they are soft enough for your taste.

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