Southern Art's Wild Caught Georgia Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Southern Art's Wild Caught Georgia Shrimp and Grits Recipe
Staff Writer

Sara Hanna

This recipe comes from Chef Art Smith's Atlanta restaurant, Southern Art. Featuring plenty of butter, chopped sausage, and scallions amongst the grits and shrimp, this savory dish is an update on a classic Southern staple. 

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Ingredients

  • 3  Pounds  fresh wild shrimp, heads on
  • 1  Cup  stone-ground grits
  • 3  Tablespoons  Vermont butter
  • 2  Cups  shredded, aged Cheddar cheese
  • Andouille sausages, sliced
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped parsley
  • 1  Cup  sliced scallions
  • clove garlic, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Peel the shrimp and remove the heads and the veins. Rinse the shrimp and pat dry.

Make a quick stock by bringing the shrimp shells and 6 cups of water to a boil. Cook for 25 minutes to let the flavors develop, then drain.

Sautée the Andouille sausage in a large pan until browned, then add the shrimp.

Cook until the shrimp turn pink. Add the chopped parsley and garlic and cook for one minute. Add 1 cup of the shrimp stock and cook for two minutes, then add the sliced scallions.

Bring 4 cups of the shrimp stock to boil. Add the salt and pepper. Add the grits and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes until the stock is absorbed. Remove from heat and add the butter and cheddar cheese. Scoop the grits into a serving bowl. Add the shrimp stew on top and serve immediately.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
49g
70%
Sugar
26g
29%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
381mg
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
115g
88%
Protein
117g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
14µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
5µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
48mg
64%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
390mg
39%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
195µg
49%
Iron, Fe
26mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
92mg
29%
Niacin
26mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
733mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
53µg
96%
Sodium, Na
2046mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
263g
10%
Zinc, Zn
15mg
100%

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