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Creamy Bacon-Mushroom Shrimp and Grits

Creamy Bacon-Mushroom Shrimp and Grits
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Serves:

4

Prep Time:

35

min

Method:

Sauté

Ingredients

  • 4 servings Grits
  • 3 slices Bacon chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Onion small, finely minced
  • 1 clove Garlic large, minced
  • 0.3 cup Celery chopped fine
  • 0.3 cup Green pepper chopped fine
  • 1 sprig Thyme
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 cup Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 pound Shrimp medium, peeled, deveined
  • 1 cup Half and half milk
  • 12 tsp Ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash Hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • Parsley chopped

Directions

  1. Prepare grits according to package directions; set aside and keep warm. Fry bacon until crisp then remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat in the pan and add olive oil to bacon fat; heat over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, celery, green pepper, thyme, bay leaf and mushrooms; sauté until soft. Add shrimp and cook until pink and cooked through.
  3. Stir in cream, bacon, cayenne pepper, hot sauce and lemon juice; simmer until heated through. In individual bowls or plates, spoon shrimp over grits; sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Compliments of Fresh from Florida Gulf Seafood