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Uncle Pooh’s Shrimp, Sausage, And Grits

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 mins

There’s nothing quite like shrimp, sausage, and grits. I love this dish so much and it’s not too difficult to make. You can make shrimp and grits, chicken and grits, but my favorite has always been shrimp, sausage, and grits.

 3 cups whole milk
 3 cups heavy cream
 1 cup white corn grit
 2 tsp salt, divided
 1 tsp black pepper, divided
 3 tbsp unsalted butter
 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
 2 tbsp vegetable oil
 1 medium white onion, minced
 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 lb andouille sausage, sliced
 1 cup chicken stock
 1 lb large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
 1 pinch cayenne pepper, plus more to taste
 scallion, sliced, for serving

In a medium pot, stir together the milk and heavy cream over medium-high heat.


Bring to a boil.


Slowly whisk the grits into the pot. When mixture begins to bubble, reduce the heat to medium-low. Add 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.


Continue whisking the grits frequently for 15 Minutes until mixture thickened.


Remove the grits from the heat. Add the butter and cheddar cheese, and whisk to incorporate. Set aside.


Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.


Add the onions, peppers, and garlic. Sauté for 2 Minutes until onions and peppers have softened.


Add the sausage. Cook until cooked through, about 5 Minutes.


Slowly add the chicken stock. Stir until well-incorporated.


Add the shrimp. Cook until pink in color, about 3 Minutes.


Add the cayenne, remaining teaspoon salt, and remaining ½ teaspoon black pepper. Add additional cayenne pepper, if desired.


Remove from the heat and spoon the sausage and shrimp mixture over the grits.


Sprinkle scallions on top, if desired.

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Servings 6