Shrimp: Shrimp and Grits

posted by techgoddess 04-12-100 2:14 PM

Shrimp and Grits

1 cup (1/2 pound) peeled shrimp
2 Tbl. (1/8 cup) fresh lemon juice
salt and cayenne pepper to taste
3 Tbl. bacon grease
1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
2 Tbl. (1/8 cup) unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 to 1 cup hot water or stock (shrimp, chicken, or vegetable)
Hot Cooked Grits (salted and buttered)

In a bowl, sprinkle the shrimp with lemon juice, salt, and cayenne and set aside.

Heat the bacon grease in a skillet and saute the onion and pepper over medium heat until the onion begins to become transparent, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir constantly for about 2 minutes, until the flour begins to brown.

Add the shrimp and about 3/4 cup of water or stock, stirring constantly and turning the shrimp so that they cook evenly. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until the shrimp are cooked through and the gravy is uniformly smooth, thinning with a little extra water or stock if necessary.

Serve immediately over the grits.

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