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Bleu Cheese Grits with Shrimp

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Ingredients

Grits

  • 2 ounces bleu cheese
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup instant grits

Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon julienne onions
  • 1 tablespoon julienne tomatoes
  • 1/2 tablespoon capers
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Instructions

  1. Grits: Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add grits and stir constantly for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Place 1/2 cup grits into a mold. Place 1 ounce of cheese in the center.
  3. Add another 1/2 cup of grits to the mold and set aside.
  4. Sauce: Sauté onions, capers and tomatoes. Add chicken stock and reduce by half.
  5. Add shrimp and butter, and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. To finish the dish, sauté cheese grits in 1/4 cup oil until golden brown on both sides.
  7. Place shrimp on top of grits and pour sauce over grits in a shallow bowl.
  8. Serve immediately.