Pappadeaux Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Being a versatile dish, the Shrimp and Grits Recipe is considered a Golden recipe all over the South. It is considered to be a complete, delightful meal that is made with double the effort as an ordinary one. You can make this dish with or without bacon as it depends on o n your liking.

The recipe is lengthy but not difficult as you just need your cooking pots and the stovetop. You can serve this dish with cornbread, boiled rice, or simply with bread or tortilla.  It can be served best separately with a folk.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 5 thick slices of chopped bacon (optional)
  • 2 thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup dices red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 pound peeled shrimp
  • 1/4 cup broth or stock
  • Half lemon sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun salt
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Grits

  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups of fresh milk
  • 3-4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup Quick Grits
  • Salt to taste

Method to make Pappadeaux Shrimp ad Grits

  1. In a large skillet fry the bacon slices for a few minutes to make them crispy and it will turn brown by the end of the cooking.
  2. Keep 2-3 tablespoons of bacon in the pan, and shift the rest on a side plate.
  3. In this pan, drop a little quantity of oil and then add shrimp into it. Stir fry for a few minutes and sprinkle Cajun salt over it.
  4. In the sauteed shrimp, you have to add the remaining seasonings like green onions, parsley, and bell pepper. Make sure you have added the minced garlic and paprika to it.
  5. In the seasoned shrimp and bacon, pour the broth and sizzle for a few minutes.
  6. Add some lemon in the end and add the crispy bacon at the top.

For Preparing Grits

  1. Take a heavy bottom pot and add water and milk to it. Throw the bay leaf and salt into it. Bring it to a boil.
  2. After boiling add the grits and keep stirring constantly to avoid the clump formation in it.
  3. Once the grits get cooked, simmer to dissolve all the remaining water.  A Cook of 15 minutes would be required to get a thickened grits mixture.
  4. Turn off the flame and add cheese and butter to it. Melt the cheese.
  5. Make a layer of grits in a bowl and at the top make the layer of the Cajun shrimp along with the sauce.
  6. Serve your amazing dish to collect the praises.

FAQs?

Can we freeze the shrimp and grits?

Yes, the shrimp and grits can be frozen to have a good meal at ordinary times, You have to defrost them and then cook them again to get prepared after freezing.

How to reheat the Grits?

Using your oven, microwave, or stove top, you can reheat the grits easily and then pile them up with the shrimp and sauce which can also be reheated.

Pappadeaux Shrimp and Grits Recipe
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Pappadeaux Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 5 thick slices of chopped bacon optional
  • 2 thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup dices red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 pound peeled shrimp
  • 1/4 cup broth or stock
  • Half lemon sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun salt
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Grits

  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups of fresh milk
  • 3-4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup Quick Grits
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a large skillet fry the bacon slices for a few minutes to make them crispy and it will turn brown by the end of the cooking.
  • Keep 2-3 tablespoons of bacon in the pan, and shift the rest on a side plate.
  • In this pan, drop a little quantity of oil and then add shrimp into it. Stir fry for a few minutes and sprinkle Cajun salt over it.
  • In the sauteed shrimp, you have to add the remaining seasonings like green onions, parsley, and bell pepper. Make sure you have added the minced garlic and paprika to it.
  • In the seasoned shrimp and bacon, pour the broth and sizzle for a few minutes.
  • Add some lemon in the end and add the crispy bacon at the top.

For Preparing Grits

  • Take a heavy bottom pot and add water and milk to it. Throw the bay leaf and salt into it. Bring it to a boil.
  • After boiling add the grits and keep stirring constantly to avoid the clump formation in it.
  • Once the grits get cooked, simmer to dissolve all the remaining water.  A Cook of 15 minutes would be required to get a thickened grits mixture.
  • Turn off the flame and add cheese and butter to it. Melt the cheese.
  • Make a layer of grits in a bowl and at the top make the layer of the Cajun shrimp along with the sauce.
  • Serve your amazing dish to collect the praises.

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