Add cheese per recipe. Although it wasn't bad it wasn't the best recipe I've ever made. Minor swap, so just use what you have on hand. Add the diced onion or shallot and cook just until softened. Cook and stir over med-low until it's medium brown, then increase heat to med-high & add all your vegetables into the roux, stirring for 5-8 minutes until they're soft. Add comma separated list of ingredients to include in recipe. No! They may come peeled and deveined which saves you a little bit of time. Cook until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Besides cutting out a step, there's less of a chance you'll overcook the shrimp this way. Every few minutes as it thickens, add a little more lowfat milk, so you end up using 2 C lowfat milk instead of 2 C half-and-half. For shrimp and assembly: Place a large sauté pan over medium heat, and add the oil. In large skillet over medium heat cook bacon until crispy. Then add the Andouille sausage, green pepper, corn and butter. While the grits are cooking, prepare your fried sausage and vegetables. Use good quality smoked bacon and don’t throw out the bacon grease. Cover, turn to simmer and cook until tender and creamy. The salt will help to start releasing some of the tomato juices for the sauce. The Kitchenista Diaries has been my home since 2012, where I've shared my personal journey from accountant to culinary entrepreneur. First lets get the grits started and the shrimp peeled. When shells turn pink, turn off the heat and set aside until needed. Instant grits are precooked and dehydrated so all you need to do is add boiling water. Flip shrimp after one minute; and cook for additional one minute. Why not dip them in a Cajun Remoulade Sauce instead of tomato sauce! The people from this southern region really do know how to cook and they are extremely passionate about it. Chances are they are  frozen or previously frozen (then thawed for sale). Add butter and season with salt and white pepper. Make what appeals to you - wine, no wine, tomatoes or not, okra, no okra, cream or no. Transfer fennel to a plate, discard cooked fronds and reserve cooking liquid. Estimated values based on one serving size. Stir in garlic, flour, Cajun seasoning and cayenne and cook briefly (15 seconds), until flour is incorporated into mixture. Add your sausages and brown them a little, and remove them with a slotted spoon. I'm all about taking comfort food to the next level, and I believe every dish has a story. I switched to fresh thyme (which I always have) vs the oregano (which I rarely have.) Peter Frank Edwards for The New York Times. Pour the roux over the sausage, shrimp, and vegetables. Reduce heat to medium low. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Place a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Whisk in flour, stirring to create a smooth roux. The recipe itself is perfect in my mind. When mixture begins to bubble, reduce the heat to medium-low. Add fennel, sausage, roasted tomatoes and 1 1/2 cups of the reserved fennel cooking liquid. Last week, while in Memphis, I finally tried it and fell in lust. Meanwhile peel the shrimp removing the tails, and devein if not already done. About 15 minutes before the grits are finished cooking, prepare the shrimp and assemble the dish. Cook until the shrimp are pink and firm, an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the parsley. My Southern shrimp and grits recipe is going to be more Cajun and Low Country. Savor every glorious bite. I used chicken Andouille sausage from Trader Joes,green, red and orange peppers, added fresh asparagus and canned diced tomatoes ( would have preferred fresh but didn't have any). The remnants of sugar from the crispy bacon bits can sometimes char a bit, but burnt garlic is not one of those good burnt flavors. You're awesome for doing it! When shells turn pink, turn off the heat and set aside until needed. Spray a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Serve immediately. YUM. Subscribe now for full access. All smiles in this household!!! Boil the water then add the salt and grits. These shrimp are the perfect size for this recipe and are super tasty. So glad I came by here! Place them over medium heat in the bacon fat. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.