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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4
Servings
900
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 Pounds fresh wild shrimp, heads on
  • 1 Cup stone-ground grits
  • 3 Tablespoons Vermont butter
  • 2 Cups shredded, aged Cheddar cheese
  • 2 Andouille sausages, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 Cup sliced scallions
  • 1 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
32g
46%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
423mg
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
121g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
193µg
28%
Vitamin B-12
6µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Calcium, Ca
581mg
58%
Choline, total
46mg
11%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
28µg
1%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
98mg
31%
Niacin
19mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
1471mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
72µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1647mg
100%
Water
371g
14%
Zinc, Zn
17mg
100%

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