Shrimp and Grits

Ingredients

  1. 2 lbs Shrimp
  2. 1 quart Chicken Stock
  3. 2 cups Polenta
  4. 3 tbsp Butter
  5. 4 oz Diced Pancetta
  6. 1 Shallot sliced thin
  7. 2 Garlic Cloves sliced thin
  8. to taste Lemon juice
  9. 1/4 cup White Wine
  10. Fresh Parsley chopped
  11. 1 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
  12. Salt & Pepper
  13. Red Pepper Flakes

Steps

  1. Render the pancetta on low heat until crispy

  2. Boil 1 quart of water and 1 quart chicken stock

  3. Slowly add Polenta. Stir constantly for 5 minutes. When polenta is done, add cheese, 2 tbsps butter, salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Grease a pan and put polenta in. Let sit to mold.

  5. Remove bacon from pan. Add onion and 1 tbsps butter. Saute for 2 mins. Add garlic and lemon juice.

  6. Crank up heat and then deglaze with wine. Add shrimp and red pepper flakes.

  7. Remove shrimp with slotted spoon and keep warm.

  8. Reduce sauce for 2 mins.

  9. Plate polenta in center. Top with shrimp, then sauce. Sprinkle parsley and pancetta for garnish.

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