Shrimp And Grits

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup stone whole grain grits
  • 2 ounces grated white Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound link smoked sausage, cut in half and sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry Sherry
  • 2 cups shrimp stock
  • 2 sticks of cold butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 cup of the Sweet Corn Relish


  • In a saucepan, over medium heat, add the milk and butter. Season with salt and white pepper. Bring the liquid to a boil. Slowly stir in the grits. Reduce the heat to medium low and continue to cook for about 1 hour or until the grits and tender and creamy, stirring every 10 minutes to prevent the grits from sticking. Add some water during the cooking process if the liquid evaporates to much. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese. Reseason with salt and white pepper if needed. Set aside and keep warm. In a sauté pan, over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the sausage and render for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Season the shrimp with salt and black pepper. Add the shrimp and continue to sauté for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and add the sherry. Place the pan back over the heat and flame the sherry, shaking the pan back and fourth several times until the flame dies out. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside. Add the stock and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and mount in the butter. Add the shrimp back to the sauce and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in 2 teaspoons of the parsley. To serve, spoon the grits in the center of each shallow bowl. Spoon the shrimp mixture over the grits. Garnish with the corn relish and remaining parsley.