Shrimp & Smoked Sausage Grits: Southern Comfort Classic

Emma

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Shrimp & Smoked Sausage Grits

Elevate the classic southern dish to new heights with our delightful Shrimp and Smoked Sausage served with Aged Cheddar Grits sautéed in a mouthwatering creole seasoning. 

This delectable combination of succulent shrimp, flavorful andouille sausage, and creamy aged cheddar grits will take your taste buds on a journey of pure comfort and satisfaction.

Ingredients: 

For the Aged Cheddar Grits:

  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup stone-ground grits
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup aged cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the Shrimp and Smoked Sausage:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion, cut into small dice
  • 1 cup diced celery, cut into small dice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lb smoked Andouille sausage, half finely diced, half sliced on the bias
  • 2 tablespoons creole seasoning
  • 1 lb shrimp, 26/30 count, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup half and half

Minced chives for serving

Instructions: 

Aged Cheddar Grits:

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the chicken stock and milk, and bring it to a simmer over low heat.
  • Stir in the stone-ground grits and cook, stirring occasionally, until the grits have thickened into a pudding-like consistency, approximately 20-30 minutes.
  • Stir in the unsalted butter and aged cheddar cheese, and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Shrimp and Smoked Sausage:

  • In a deep-sided sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat.
  • Sauté the diced onion, celery, and minced garlic until the onions become translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the smoked Andouille sausage and cook until lightly browned.
  • Stir in the creole seasoning and cook for 30 seconds, then add the shrimp and a pinch of salt, stirring well.
  • Deglaze the pan with white wine and then slowly stir in the half and half and butter.
  • Cook for a few more minutes until the shrimp are fully cooked, and the sauce becomes creamy.
Shrimp & Smoked Sausage Grits

To Serve:

  • Place the creamy aged cheddar grits in a bowl.
  • Top the grits with the sautéed shrimp, smoked sausage, and sauce.
  • Garnish with minced chives.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the comforting flavors of this delectable dish.

Nutrition Information: 

(Note: Nutrition information is approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients and serving sizes.)

  • Calories: 1013 kcal per serving
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Protein: 43g
  • Fat: 66g
  • Saturated Fat: 28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 24g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 190mg
  • Sodium: 1451mg
  • Potassium: 1202mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Vitamin A: 2275IU
  • Vitamin C: 7mg
  • Calcium: 486mg
  • Iron: 3mg

Notes or Tips:

  • For a spicier kick, add a dash of cayenne pepper to the creole seasoning.
  • Ensure the shrimp and smoked sausage are cooked to perfection, as it greatly influences the overall taste of the dish.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Pair this delicious meal with a side of sautéed greens or a crisp garden salad for a well-rounded dining experience.

Storage and Reheating:

  • Store any leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator.
  • Reheat the dish on the stovetop over low heat, adding a splash of milk or water to maintain its creamy texture.

Final Thoughts: 

Experience the taste of pure comfort with our Shrimp and Smoked Sausage with Aged Cheddar Grits recipe from Mmmrecipes. Savor the delightful blend of flavors and textures that this dish has to offer. We invite you to immerse yourself in this culinary journey and relish every satisfying bite. Don’t wait to try this remarkable dish – it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! Enjoy!

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Shrimp & Smoked Sausage Grits

Shrimp & Smoked Sausage Grits

Savor comfort with our Shrimp & Sausage Grits—a symphony of succulent shrimp, andouille sausage, and aged cheddar grits, perfectly seasoned with creole spices.

  • Total Time: 60 minutes (Prep + Cook)
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • For the Aged Cheddar Grits:
    • 3 cups chicken stock
    • 3 cups whole milk
    • 1 cup stone-ground grits
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 3/4 cup aged cheddar cheese, shredded
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • For the Shrimp and Smoked Sausage:
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 cup diced onion
    • 1 cup diced celery
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 lb smoked Andouille sausage, mixed diced and sliced
    • 2 tablespoons creole seasoning
    • 1 lb shrimp, 26/30 count, peeled and deveined
    • 1/2 cup white wine
    • 1 cup half and half
    • Minced chives for garnish

Instructions

  1. For the Grits: Simmer chicken stock and milk, add grits and cook until thick. Stir in butter, cheese, salt, and pepper.
  2. For the Shrimp and Sausage: Sauté onion, celery, and garlic. Add sausage, seasoning, shrimp, and cook with wine and half and half until creamy.
  3. To Serve: Spoon grits into a bowl, top with shrimp and sausage mixture, and garnish with chives.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Sautéing, Simmering
  • Cuisine: Southern American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 portion
  • Calories: 1013 kcal
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Sodium: 1451mg
  • Fat: 66g
  • Saturated Fat: 28g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 32g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 43g
  • Cholesterol: 190mg

Keywords: Southern Comfort Food, Shrimp and Sausage, Aged Cheddar Grits, Creole Seasoning,

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