Whether it’s Sunday Brunch or any other part of any other day, Shrimp & Grits
is always a good call. Cheesy grits covered in bacon, tasso and jumbo shrimp…you
gotta love that.
4 cups water
1 cup stone ground grits
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 teaspoons Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
Salt to taste (for grits)
6 strips bacon, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup tasso or smoked ham
1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend Seasoning
1 pound jumbo shrimp, deveined & peeled, leaving the tail on
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
green onions, chopped (topping)
In a pot over high heat, add water and grits. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to
low and let simmer until the grits have absorbed the water; about 25 to 30
minutes. Stir often to prevent sticking. Remove from heat and add 3 tablespoons
butter, cheese, salt to taste and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning. Mix
until cheese has fully melted.
Season shrimp with Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend Seasoning and set aside.
In a large pan over medium high heat, cook bacon. Remove bacon and set aside
on a paper towel lined plate to drain.
Reduce heat to medium and in the bacon drippings, add onions, bell peppers
and tasso. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
Add shrimp and sauté until pink.
Add lemon juice, parsley, garlic, bacon and remaining butter. Sauté for about
3 minutes and remove from heat.
Spoon grits into a bowl and generously top with shrimp mixture and green
Serve and enjoy.
Recipe and photo credit: Slap Ya Mama - slapyamama.com