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10 Apr 2020
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We're all feeling the stresses of being cooped up in our houses during the COVID-19 quarantine.  We're also bummed that you can't access your happy place at this time. Therefore, to help spread a little quarantine cheer we've teamed up with Scratch Kitchen and Catering OBX to bring you a taste of the Outer Banks with this Outer Banks Shrimp and Grits cooking video.  Enjoy, and stay safe!

OBX Shrimp And Grits With Scratch Kitchen And Catering

Scratch Kitchen & Catering
White Cheddar & Chive Shrimp and Grits 

Ingredients:

Sautee 

  • 1lb peeled and deveined 26/30 (large or extra large) shrimp 

  • 1lb cut smoked andouille sausage (quartered) 

  • 1 medium diced green pepper

  • 1 medium red onion (julienned) 

  • 1 vine ripe tomato (chopped) 

  • 3 cloves chopped garlic

  • 1 cup white wine 

  • 1 bunch chives 

  • Olive oil 

  • Hot sauce 

  • ¼ stick of butter 

  • Blackening spice (optional)

  • Hot sauce of your choice 

  • Spring onion for garnish

 
Grits 

  • 1 cup Quaker Quick Grits 

  • 3 cups Water 

  • 1 cup milk 

  • ¼ stick of butter

  • 1 bunch chives 

  • 1 lb block white cheddar cheese

 
Directions

In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups water, 1 cup milk, ¼ stick of butter, and salt & pepper to a boil. When at a rapid boil, stir in 1 cup grits and whisk vigorously until cooked (about 4 minutes). Fold in cheese & chives and set aside to cool (about 20 minutes). 

 
In a large saute pan over medium to high heat, add olive oil to coat the bottom. Add onions, green peppers, tomatoes, & garlic. Sautee for 2 minutes. Add shrimp and sausage, sautee 2 more minutes. Season with salt & pepper, blackening spice and a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce. Deglaze the pan with white wine and let reduce for 2 minutes. Add ¼ stick of butter and squeeze of lemon. 

 
You are now ready to plate! Garnish with additional chives and spring onions.