Louisiana Shrimp with White Cheddar Grits

Plump and juicy shrimp are tossed in a spicy cajun seasoning and cooked with a colorful medley of authentic Southern vegetables in a savory seafood and butter sauce. The cajun shrimp are served over a bed of creamy white cheddar grits for a delicious adventure to the American South.

Allergens: Shellfish, Milk, Fish, Soy, Wheat (Optional)

Ingredients: Shrimp, white cheddar grits (grits, vegetable stock, onions, milk, butter, white cheddar cheese), seafood stock (water, white fish, mussels, lobster, carrot, shrimp onion, leeks, mushrooms, tomato paste, thyme, sea salt), celery, onions, bell peppers, white cheddar cheese, cajun seasoning, Worchestire sauce (white vinegar, molasses, sugar, onions, cloves, anchovies, garlic), butter

Supplies to gather

  • Saute pan (10 inches or larger)
  • Cooking spoon
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Mixing bowl
  • Plate
  • Paper towels
  • Salt & pepper
Get Cooking!

Let's get cooking

Step 1

Place the shrimp into a mixing bowl, and toss together with half of the cajun seasoning.

Place a saute pan onto the stovetop, add 1-2 tbsp. of cooking oil, and set the heat to medium. When the oil is hot, place the shrimp into the pan. Be careful for any oil splatter. Cook for 60 sec. Then use tongs to turn the shrimp, and cook 20 additional sec. Then set the shrimp aside.

Add 1 tbsp. of cooking oil and the holy trinity vegetables into the pan with the remaining cajun seasoning. Stir the vegetables together, and cook for 3 min, or until the vegetables are soft. Add the garlic confit into the pan, stir, and cook for 30-45 additional sec.

Step 2

Meanwhile, place the cheddar grits into a microwave-safe bowl covered with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 1 min. Stir together, and microwave for 1 additional min. Add the white cheddar cheese to the grits, and stir together.

Add the worcestershire sauce (omit for wheat allergies) and seafood stock into to the pan with the holy trinity, and simmer for 3 min, or until the liquid has reduced by half.

Then return the shrimp to the pan. Add the butter, and turn off the heat. Stir together until the butter has melted.

Step 3

Let’s plate: spoon the white cheddar grits into the serving bowls, then spoon the shrimp and stock over the grits.

Please note: cooking times may vary due to different appliances and temperatures. Adjust cooking times accordingly.