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    Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage over Grits

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    2 hrs 35 mins

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    1 hr 35 mins

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    From The Boathouse, Charleston, South Carolina. Delicious!!!

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    1. 1
      Combine the hot green pepper sauce, wine, shallots, lemon juice, and vinegar in a medium saucepan.
    2. 2
      Boil mixture over medium heat until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 15 minutes).
    3. 3
      Stir in 1/2 cup of cream; set aside.
    4. 4
      Bring 1/2 cup cream, 5 cups water, milk and butter to a simmer in a medium saucepan.
    5. 5
      Gradually whisk in the grits.
    6. 6
      Simmer for about 1 hour or until the grits are very soft and thickened; stir frequently.
    7. 7
      Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
    8. 8
      Add sausage, peppers, onion, and garlic; saute until veggies are tender (about 8 minutes).
    9. 9
      Add shrimp, tomatoes, cajun seasoning, and Old Bay seasoning and saute until the shrimp are opaque in the center (about 6 minutes).
    10. 10
      Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    11. 11
      Return hot-pepper cream mixture to a simmer.
    12. 12
      Spoon grits onto 6 plates.
    13. 13
      Spoon shrimp mixture over grits.
    14. 14
      Drizzle hot-pepper cream sauce over and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 13, 2009


    • on December 09, 2008


      My first time in Charleston, SC we ate at the Boathouse and I ordered their shrimp and grits, that was over 3 years ago. I remembered how GREAT the food was, and decided to try this recipe. I made it over this Thanksgiving weekend and it was excellent. I cut the recipe in half for just my husband and myself. I also made the sauce ahead of time and put it in the fridge. Just re-heated it when it was time to serve. I also used my favorite brand of 5 minute grits and substitued chicken broth for the water and it turned out really, really, yummy. We loved it!!!!!! My husband does not like spicy food, so I put less hot sauce in the sauce - then added extra to my plate at the very end. It was so good!

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    • on May 26, 2008

      I am thinking of trying this when my grandkids arrive this week. I'm a bit concerned about whether it would be too spicy for kids. Any comments from those who have tried this recipe?

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage over Grits

    Serving Size: 1 (669 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 770.1
    Calories from Fat 428
    Total Fat 47.6 g
    Saturated Fat 21.8 g
    Cholesterol 166.5 mg
    Sodium 978.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 59.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 4.1 g
    Protein 25.2 g

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    Old Bay Seasoning

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