Archive for February, 2013


I started my process of thinking through the menu for this cooking class with the idea that I was going to make shrimp and grits.  As I pursued recipes and thought about the best thing for the class (and something I had never made before) I came up with this “Gumbo Gravy of Stone-Ground Grits”.  It is sort of a shrimp and grits on steroids!  I love the gumbo-ish texture to it and the stone-ground grits will convert many would be otherwise . . . grit haters!

Let’s start cooking!



PREP: 15 minutes
Crockpot time: 2.5 hours
SERVES – 6 or more

•    1 pound large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
•    1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
•    6 ounces andouille sausage, diced
•    Vegetable cooking spray
•    2 teaspoons vegetable oil IMG_5507
•    1 cup diced sweet onion
•    1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
•    2 garlic cloves, minced
•    3 tablespoons Browned Flour
•    1 cup reduced-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
•    1 cup sliced fresh okra
•    2 large plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
•    Slow-Cooker Stone-ground Grits
•    Garnish: sliced green onions

1. Toss shrimp in Cajun seasoning in a medium bowl.
2. Cook sausage in a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add oil, onion, and next 2 ingredients; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle Browned Flour over sausage mixture; stir until blended. Stir in chicken broth, and increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil, stirring often, and boil, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until thickened. Add shrimp, okra, and tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Serve over grits.


That’s all there is to it now . . . ENJOY!

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