Anyone from the South has at least heard of, if not tried Shrimp & Grits, its a true Southern favorite. I've made a few versions of different flavors, but my most recent favorite is using the Indian spice "Curry". There are a number of Indian spices that I enjoy using in recipes such as; cumin, coriander, cardamon, and of course curry. According to Wikipedia, The common feature is the use of complex combinations of spices or herbs, usually including fresh or dried hot chillies. The recipe is quite simple & similar to most shrimp and grits recipes.
Ingredients 2-4 Servings
- 2 cups of chicken stock
- 3 teaspoons of old bay seasoning
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 cup heavy whipping Cream
- 1 cup quick-grits
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup smoked gouda cheese
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tbs chopped chives or fresh parsley (optional)
- 1 tbs green onion chopped
- 2 large clove garlic, minced
Bring chicken stock to a boil, add cayenne, 2 tsp. of old bay & curry powder. Add quick grits and stir until water is absorbed, about 5 to 10 minutes. Reduce to low heat, and stir in 4 tbs. butter, cheese, heavy cream, then stir until creamy, (add more cream if necessary)
Rinse shrimp and pat dry, then season with 1 tbs. of old bay seasoning, and set aside. Add 2 tbs. of butter in a skillet, minced garlic, then add shrimp, cook until shrimp are cooked thru; Then add 2 tbs. of heavy cream, saute 2-3mins and remove from heat...
Spoon grits into a serving dish. Add shrimp to top, along with sauce mixture…Use chives or parlsey to garnish, Serve immediately.