Creole Shrimp and Grits

Doesn’t this sound good?

12 oz. bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 lb. raw shrimp, cleaned (peeled & deveined)
1 can chopped tomatoes, undrained (14 1/2 ounces)
1 can chopped mushrooms, drained (4 ounces)
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 dash tabasco
2 Tbsp. instantized flour

2 cups water
1/2 cup quick (not instant) grits
1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350?F . Cook bacon until crisp, drain and crumble. Saut? onion, celery and green pepper in 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings. Add shrimp and cook just until pink. Remove from heat and drain. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, half of the bacon, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, half teaspoon salt, chili powder, garlic powder, Tabasco and flour. Bring water to a boil in saucepan. Slowly stir in grits and half teaspoon salt. Reuce heat and cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Have a kettle of boiling water on hand and add a little to the grits if they start to get too thick.)

Combine grits with the shrimp mixture. Pour into a greased 2-quart baking dish. Bake 25 minutes. Garnish with remaining bacon.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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About revjatb

I am a father of six who is trying to do his best! My interests are varied. I have one blog, KnowTea, that is primarily focused on liturgy and worship and another one, Bengtsson's Baking, that is about, well, baking! I hope you enjoy both of them, and if you have any questions, please contact me!
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5 Responses to Creole Shrimp and Grits

  1. cancerman says:

    Chef and I were wondering if you would be covering SEC media days? They’re going on in B’ham this weekend.

  2. PaulB says:

    SEC Media Days? Do you mean “Sabanfest”?

  3. Mo says:

    What in the world is “instantized flour”?

  4. RevJATB says:

    It’s something the SEC unveiled during Media Days this week.

    JK. Instantized flour is a flour that has been finely ground and sieved. It has a fine, granular texture and dissolves instantly in gravies and sauces. (You can add it to hot liquids and it won’t clump like all-purpose flour.)

    Gold Medal sells instantized flour under the brand name Wondra. It comes in a blue canister, about the size of those sugar canisters many offices have next to the coffee maker.

  5. cancerman says:

    I knew you’d be on top of everything. For $4,000,000 a year, I bet Saban will instantize more than your flour. (I don’t even know what that means.)

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