How to make it

  • Cook grits according to instructions on package.
  • As grits are finishing, whisk in butter, cheddar, Parmesan, cayenne pepper, paprika, and Tabasco Hot Sauce.
  • After all ingredients are incorporated, season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook bacon until it begins to brown, remove from heat, strain and reserve bacon grease and bacon bits.
  • Heat large skillet until very hot, add olive oil and 2 Tablespoons of bacon fat.
  • As oils begin to smoke, toss in shrimp to cover bottom of pan. Before stirring, season with salt and pepper (this will season shrimp in particular, and the rest of the dish as well).
  • Stir until shrimp begin to turn pink all over (let pan return to original temperature).
  • Stir in minced garlic and bacon bits.
  • Toss in mushrooms and lightly coat with oil.
  • Add lemon juice and wine, stir for 30 seconds or until everything is well coated and incorporated.
  • Toss in sliced scallions and stir for about 20 seconds. (If these hold too long before serving, they will begin to turn brown and lose all of their crunch.)
  • Serve over the aforementioned, patiently waiting cheese grits.

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  • kirktastic 9 years ago
    This is almost exactly like Chef John Currence's recipe from the City Grocery in Oxford, MS. He just won the James Beard award for best chef in the South. You should credit your recipes.
    http://www.tabasco.com/taste_tent/recipes/recipe.cfm?id=379&catid=6&name=Shrimp_and_Grits
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