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Gordon Ramsay Shrimp And Grits

This Gordon Ramsay Shrimp and Grits recipe combines jumbo shrimp, bacon, and a blend of cheeses with stone-ground grits, Cajun spices, and fresh herbs. With a total time of 45 minutes, it serves 6.

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Gordon Ramsay Shrimp And Grits
Gordon Ramsay Shrimp And Grits

💗 The Benefits Of Trying This Delicious Recipe:

  • Flavor Fusion: Rich cheeses, Cajun spices, and savory shrimp create an explosion of flavors.
  • Quick Prep: Ready in 45 mins, perfect for busy evenings without compromising taste.
  • Versatile Dish: Adaptable for brunch or dinner, appealing to various tastes.
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Touch: Trusted chef’s recipe guarantees restaurant-quality results at home.

What Is Gordon Ramsay Shrimp And Grits Recipe?

Store in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days, ensuring shrimp and grits are cooled properly.
To freeze, place portions in freezer bags, removing excess air. Store for up to 1 month. Reheat gradually for best texture.

Gordon Ramsay Shrimp And Grits
Gordon Ramsay Shrimp And Grits

🍤 Gordon Ramsay Shrimp And Grits Ingredients

For the grits:

  • 4 cups water
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1½ cups stone-ground grits
  • ½ cup milk, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the shrimp:

  • 2 pounds shell-on jumbo shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
  • Louisiana-style hot sauce, to serve (optional)

🍛 How To Make Gordon Ramsay Shrimp And Grits?

  1. Boil seasoned water in a pot, add grits gradually, cook for 30 mins, adjusting consistency with warm water.
  2. Peel, devein, and set aside shrimp.
  3. Toast shrimp shells in butter, add smoked paprika, chicken stock; boil for shrimp stock.
  4. Cook bacon until crisp, remove; sauté seasoned shrimp in bacon fat, set aside with bacon.
  5. Check grits for creaminess, add milk, butter, cook, add cheddar, Parmesan, cover.
  6. Sauté shallot, red pepper, garlic in bacon fat; add tomato paste, cook.
  7. Strain shrimp stock, boil, reduce; add thyme, cream, thicken sauce.
  8. Add shrimp to sauce, adjust seasoning for shrimp and grits with salt and pepper.
  9. Serve cheesy grits in bowls, top with shrimp and sauce.
  10. Garnish with green onion, lemon wedges, serve with optional hot sauce.

💭 Recipe Tips

  • Cook shrimp for 3-4 mins per side to avoid rubbery texture.
  • Gradually increase Cajun seasoning to taste without overwhelming the dish.
  • Stir grits continuously to prevent lumps; adjust thickness with liquid.
  • Experiment with cheeses like smoked Gouda or pepper jack for varied flavors.
  • Ensure the bacon complements without overshadowing the shrimp and creamy grits.
Gordon Ramsay Shrimp And Grits
Gordon Ramsay Shrimp And Grits

🍞 What To Serve With Shrimp And Grits?

Serve with a side of sautéed greens, like collard or mustard greens, or a fresh salad with vinaigrette, and crusty bread for a complete, well-rounded meal.

How To Store Leftovers Shrimp And Grits?

  • In The Fridge. Store Leftovers Shrimp And Grits in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days, ensuring shrimp and grits are cooled properly.
  • In The Freezer. To freeze Leftovers Shrimp And Grits place portions in freezer bags, removing excess air store for up to 1 month.

How To Reheat Leftovers Shrimp And Grits?

  • Stovetop: Place in a pan over low heat, adding a splash of broth or milk, stirring frequently until warmed through to retain moisture.
  • Oven: Cover dish with foil, bake at 325°F (160°C) for 15-20 mins, checking periodically to prevent drying.
  • Microwave: Use short intervals, stirring in between, to avoid overheating and maintain texture; usually 1-2 mins does the job.

FAQs

How Do You Make Creamy Grits For Shrimp And Grits?

To make creamy grits, simmer stone-ground grits in milk or a mix of water and cream while stirring frequently.

Can You Substitute Different Cheeses In The Grits?

Yes, you can substitute cheeses like Gouda or pepper jack for different flavor profiles in the grits.

Can You Prepare Shrimp And Grits Ahead Of Time?

Prepare components separately and combine before serving to maintain texture; reheating affects grits’ creaminess.

How To Prevent Grits From Becoming Lumpy Or Too Thick?

Constant stirring while cooking prevents lumps; adjust liquid if needed for desired thickness, ensuring gradual incorporation of grits.

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Gordon Ramsay Shrimp And Grits Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 600 calories
  • Protein: 30 grams
  • Fat: 35 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 40 grams
  • Fiber: 4 grams
  • Sodium: 800 mg

Gordon Ramsay Shrimp And Grits

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 45 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 55 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:600 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

This Gordon Ramsay Shrimp and Grits recipe combines jumbo shrimp, bacon, and a blend of cheeses with stone-ground grits, Cajun spices, and fresh herbs. With a total time of 55 minutes, it serves 6.

Ingredients

    For the grits:

  • For the shrimp:

Instructions

  1. Boil seasoned water in a pot, add grits gradually, cook for 30 mins, adjusting consistency with warm water.
  2. Peel, devein, and set aside shrimp.
  3. Toast shrimp shells in butter, add smoked paprika, chicken stock; boil for shrimp stock.
  4. Cook bacon until crisp, remove; sauté seasoned shrimp in bacon fat, set aside with bacon.
  5. Check grits for creaminess, add milk, butter, cook, add cheddar, Parmesan, cover.
  6. Sauté shallot, red pepper, garlic in bacon fat; add tomato paste, cook.
  7. Strain shrimp stock, boil, reduce; add thyme, cream, thicken sauce.
  8. Add shrimp to sauce, adjust seasoning for shrimp and grits with salt and pepper.
    Serve cheesy grits in bowls, top with shrimp and sauce.
  9. Garnish with green onion, lemon wedges, serve with optional hot sauce.

Notes

  • Cook shrimp for 3-4 mins per side to avoid rubbery texture.
  • Gradually increase Cajun seasoning to taste without overwhelming the dish.
  • Experiment with cheeses like smoked Gouda or pepper jack for varied flavors.
  • Ensure the bacon complements without overshadowing the shrimp and creamy grits.
  • Stir grits continuously to prevent lumps; adjust thickness with liquid.
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