Shrimp and Grits

Recipe adapted from Cary Taylor

Yield: 2 Servings

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes


2 cups vegetable stock

1 cup cream

1 cup coarse grits

6 medium-size shrimp, peeled

2 teaspoons grapeseed oil (or other neutral oil)

2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning

1 cup grated aged cheddar

2 tablespoons butter

Dash of hot sauce (optional)

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1 teaspoon smoked paprika


1. Prepare the grits: Preheat oven to 350˚. In an oven-safe pot, bring the vegetable stock and cream to a simmer. Add the grits, stir, cover and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

2. Cook the shrimp: Toss the shrimp with the oil and Old Bay; grill or pan-fry until cooked through.

3. Stir the cheddar, butter and hot sauce into the grits and season with salt and pepper. Pour into two bowls, top with the shrimp and sprinkle with the paprika.

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