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Cajun Grits with Prawns

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Prep Information

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Serves

4-6 adult(s)

Includes

Butter Olive Oil

This Southern specialty is so good. If you've never tried grits, this is the recipe to start with. You'll be hooked.

Ingredients

  • Grits
  • 1 cup old-fashioned grits (not quick cooking)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons Butter Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly minced garlic
  • Grilled Prawns
  • 8 Tablespoons Chili powder (1/2 cup)
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 8 Tablespoons seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay)
  • 4 Tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 8 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 4 Tablespoons ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter Olive Oil
  • 2 lbs. raw prawns, peeled and deveined

Instructions

  • Grits
  • Boil 2 cups of water in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Add the remaining ingredients, except the grits, stirring slowly. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat. Slowly stir in the grits. Simmer, stirring every 5 minutes until the desired consistency is reached, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Transfer grits to a serving bowl and keep warm.
  • Shrimp
  • Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl until well mixed.
  • Heat the oil in a large grill pan over high heat.
  • Coat the shrimp in the seasoning mixture. Add them to the grill pan and cook until caramelized on both sides.
  • Remove them from the pan to a serving bowl and serve with the grits.
  • Note: Adding cheese and/or gravy with fried onions will enhance this dish considerably.