Spicy Country Shrimp and Grits

April 9, 2011 1:35:02 PM PDT
This Spicy Country Shrimp and Grits recipe is courtesy of Chef Eric Paul.

Makes 6 Servings
TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes

4 cups milk
1 cup quick grits
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
1 Tablespoon Turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 Tablespoon margarine

Shrimp Mixture:
1, 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 Tablespoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 pound diced smoked turkey sausage
1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined raw shrimp
1 bunch of Asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic

1. Grits: Bring milk, margarine, salt, pepper and Turmeric to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Stir in grits over low heat. Cook until thick, add cheese and stir.

2. Shrimp Mixture: Toss shrimp in Cajun seasoning; set aside. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook until brown. Then, add garlic and tomatoes; stir 2 minutes.

3. Add shrimp and asparagus; cook until shrimp are done.

4. To serve, place grits in shallow bowls and top with shrimp mixture. Garnish with fresh parsley.