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K's Fabulous Cheesy Shrimp & Grits

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup regular grits (I used stone ground)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese, divided (4 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded colby & monterey jack cheese (4 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 T. Olive Oil
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. smoked turkey sausage, diced into med.size chunks
  • 1-1/2 lbs fresh shrimp, peeled
  • Creole Seasoning
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Details

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350.

Bring 4 cups chicken broth and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a large saucepan; stir in grits.

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20-25 minutes, stirring often.

Stir together grits, 3/4 cup Cheddar jack cheese, and Colby-Monterey Jack cheese.

Mix olive oil and 2 T.butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add shrimp and sprinkle with desired amount of Creole Seasoning; cook a few minutes until almost done; remove from skillet. In same skillet saute green onions, bell peppers, and garlic, and sauté 5 minutes or until tender; remove. Heat remaining T. of butter and add smoked sausage; sauté until lightly browned; remove.

Stir together green onion mixture, grits mixture, sausage, shrimp, diced tomatoes, salt & pepper.

Pour into a lightly greased 2-3 quart baking dish.

Sprinkle top with remaining 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar jack cheese

Bake for about 40 min. Let stand 10-15 min.

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