Shrimp: Shrimp and Grits by Nan32

posted by Nan32 03-22-102 7:47 PM

Shrimp and Grits

1/2 pound shrimp, peeled
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
salt to taste
cayenne pepper to taste
3 Tablespoons bacon grease
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper
2 Tablespoons flour
1 cup hot water or chicken broth

Place shrimp in a bowl, sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper: set aside.

Heat bacon grease in a skillet; saute onion and bell pepper over med. heat until onion is transparent.
Sprinkle flour over vegetables, stirring constantly until flour begins to brown. Add shrimp and 3/4 cup water or chicken broth, stirring constantly and turning shrimp so they cook evenly. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until shrimp are cooked through and gravy is uniformly smooth, thinning with broth or water if necessary .

yields 2 servings.

Cook grits as directed on package and spoon shrimp gravy over top of each serving.

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