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I cooked some'en:Shrimps and cheese grits

edited 4:37PM in EggHead Forum
Been a while since I posted with Christmas and such going on. I do hope every one had a good'un and was blessed as me and my family are. Been so busy I have not even cooked for anyone outside my wife in a couple weeks and since it was my Little "Sis" birthday I invited her and her husbon my ridding partner over. Asked her what she wanted and she said "Something different!" Ok done. The raws:

Did up a batch of Shrimp and cheese grits and stuffed shrooms. Hear is the recipe for the Shrimps:
2 tablespoons butter
1 shallot, minced
1/4 cup minced green onion
1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
3/4 cup halved grape tomatoes
2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
1 teaspoon minced fresh chives
1 pound peeled and deveined medium fresh
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup butter, softened
stone-ground fontina grits (recipe follows)
Garnish: fresh dill, fresh thyme, chopped
fresh chives, sliced green onion

In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add shallot, green onion, and red bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add tomatoes, thyme and chives; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
Add shrimp, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until shrimp begin to turn pink. Remove pan from heat, and spoon mixture into a large bowl. Cover and keep warm.
Add wine and lemon juice to skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture is reduced by half. Remove skillet from heat.
Whisk in butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking until butter is melted after each addition. Return shrimp mixture to skillet, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until shrimp are pink and firm.
Divide shrimp mixture evenly among serving bowls. Using a small knife, unmold grits on top of each serving. Garnish with dill, thyme, chives, and green onion, if desired.

makes 4 to 6 servings

Stone-Ground Fontina Grits

5 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup stone-ground yellow grits*
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups shredded fontina cheese

In a medium Dutch oven, bring broth and salt to a boil. Slowly add grits, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes. Add cream, and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 to 20 minutes or until grits are very thick. Stir in cheese. Spoon grits mixture evenly into buttered ramekins; let stand 30 minutes or until set.

Prechopped my vegs and saltaed them in butter.

While that was going I poped the stem out of some nice size shrooms like this:

Then stuffed them with some sausage I precooked, some grated White American cheese, a little Redeye Express and fresh Thyme.

Poped them on Small for about 45 min. at 275.

Added my wine and reduced then added shrimp/vegs back to the cast iron to reduce a little more.

Wife had made the grits while I worked on the Egg. Topped with some green onion and all enjoyed.

Birthday gal and Jake!LOL

Don't forget desert to boot.

Auron is growing up and really coming along in his training. Santa even left him something under the tree!

Got to work graveyards tonight but Auron wanted me to tell everyone HAPPY NEW YEARS folks!!


  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Great post JL, Happy New Year to you & yours!
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815

    Auron is really becoming a beautiful dog. Looks like a wonderful cook & birthday dinner.

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year! Sorry you have to work.
  • DiDi Posts: 395
    Happy New Year! Sending best wishes to Jake and Auron too!
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Wowee, that looks and sounds delicious! And your Auron... He is a king ...a very handsome king. ;)
  • a. nice cook.. sis is lucky to have you cooking for her..
    b.i have a frank stitts cook book , a gracious gift from smokintiger , you are welcome to borrow it
    c.look in Auron's eyes is just amazing ,,
    " you really think you can take this present out of my mouth .. moron!" and '
    Bet you cannot make it to the fence before i gnaw off you arm !"
    d.who wears the santa hat?

    happy new year

  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Great pics! Happy New Year to ya'll too.I'm cookin skrimps and scallops tonite myself. :)
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Happy New Year back to ya JL
    looks like real comfort food
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Way to change it up for the Birthday gal. Looks great!!
    Auron has come into himself just fine. You've done a great job with him!
    Happy New Year to the animals and the other animals!! B)
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,568
    Looks good as always.. Happy New Year to you and Doreen, Jake and Auron!
    Covington, Louisiana USA
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,991
    Sis is beautiful, pup is awesome and the food looks GREAT! Oh, and Jake's VERY cool!! What more could you ask for?

    Happy New Year, Deane. I always enjoy your posts!!

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    I'm sure your sister appreciates the wonderful birthday dinner....very nice of you! Happy New Year to you too!
  • EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,017
    Great cook as always. Looks like things are Ok in ARK for the moment. Happy New Year and best wishes. Always look forward to your posts.
  • Yum!!! That is very creative. I need to try some'en like that!
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,682
    damn dude, you are a cooking machine with expansive diversity, looks great, every bit of it. Happy new year & I hope 2011 treats you well, Marc
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Great looking meal
    The stuffed shroomies sound tasty
    Auron is becoming a beauty

    Happy New Year

  • Everything you cook looks awesome!
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