Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Shrimp & Grits Casserole

Shrimp & grits is a southern-tradition dish amongst which I was absolutely non familiar until I moved to North Carolina.  And, I'll admit, I was afraid to crusade it at first.  I mean, what was a grit, anyway??  Well, I've gotten yesteryear my fearfulness - as well as I'm hence glad I did.  I instantly love shrimp & grits.  This is a creamy-comfort nutrient version to brand easily at home.  Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 lot of shrimp & grit dishes are spicy - this 1 for certain is not.  It's a really mild-flavored, cheesy, shrimpy grits casserole-style dish.

I similar my shrimp & grits amongst limas
The master recipe for this is from Cooking Light magazine, 1 of my favorite reads, but I hollo back I've tweaked it to seat dorsum inwards all the bad things they worked hence difficult to accept out.  Oh well. 

Start yesteryear cooking upward your grits.  I've learned from my southern friends, who've grown upward cooking grits, that the surreptitious to proficient grits is to add together the grits to the liquid mixture really slooooooowly.  Whisk them constantly spell you're adding the grits, as well as educate them until they're really thick.

Get the grits proficient as well as thick ... similar this
Then seat inwards materials that makes the grits fifty-fifty yummier ... Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, as well as butter!
Then you'll add together inwards chives as well as shrimp, as well as bake it until it's laid as well as getting golden around the edges.
All baked as well as educate to gobble up
Once it's out of the oven, dig in!  I similar it merely the agency it is, but y'all tin add together a dash of hot sauce on the transcend if y'all like.  Enjoy the comforting creaminess!

Shrimp & Grits Casserole
Adapted from Cooking Light magazine
(Printable recipe)
two c. milk
3/4 c. chicken broth
1 c. quick-cooking grits
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
two T. butter
iv oz. cream cheese
1 or two T. chopped fresh chives (you tin too usage dried)
iii T. fresh parsley or 1 T. dried parsley
1 T. lemon juice
1 egg
1 lb. peeled shrimp, roughly chopped

Bring milk as well as chicken broth to a boil inwards a medium saucepan.  Gradually add together grits as well as common salt to pan, stirring constantly amongst a whisk.  Cook v minutes or until thick, stirring constantly.  Remove grits from heat.  Stir inwards Parmesan, butter, as well as cream cheese until melted; hence stir inwards remaining ingredients.

Spoon grits mixture into a 11x7" baking dish generously coated amongst cooking spray.  Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, or until laid as well as the transcend is merely starting to acquire some golden chocolate-brown areas.