Thursday, April 29, 2010

Shrimp & Grits Casserole

This is souuuuuuthern!!!

4 C Chicken broth

1/2 t Salt

1 C Grits (not instant)

1 C Sharp Cheddar Cheese - shredded ***Used finely shredded fiesta blend for the two cheeses

1 C Pepper Jack Cheese - shredded

2 T Butter

6 Green onions, chopped (reserve some for garnish)

1 Green or Red bell pepper, chopped did not use

1 Garlic clove, minced

2 lbs Shrimp, shelled and cooked (reserve a few for garnishing your plated dish)**Yes, I used cooked. Some asked if the shrimp was rubbery and it was not. IF you have reservations, go ahead and use uncooked.

1 (10 oz) can Rotel, drained Used mild I did chop the tomatoes.

1/4 t Pepper

1/2 lb bacon, cooked & coarsely chopped

Bring chicken broth to a boil and then add grits and cover until cooked. (Follow directions on bag of grits.)

Add 3/4 C of cheddar cheese and all of pepper jack cheese.

Saute green onion, green (or red) bell pepper, and garlic in butter. ***did not use green or red bell pepper

Stir together green onion mixture, tomatoes, grits, shrimp, and the rest of the ingredients except for the remaining cheese.

Pour into 2 qt baking dish.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-45 minutes or until bubbling. Once plated, garnish with reserved shrimp, chopped bacon, and remaining shredded cheese.*****garnished with bacon and cheese only, topped the casserole before serving

you can add all the shrimp to the grits instead of using them for garnish

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