BBQ Shrimp & Vanilla Grits
TOTAL TIME 2 Hours
YIELD 12 Shrimp + Grits
Spice Blend Ingredients7 Total
- 2 ½ Tbsp (17g) Black Peppercorns
- ½ Tbsp (3g)Hot Smoked Paprika
- ¾ Tbsp (5g) Paprika
- 2 Tbsp Salt (36g)
- ½ Tbsp (3) Dried Thyme
- ¾ Tbsp (5g) Dried Oregano
- ½ Tbsp (3g) Dried Basil
BBQ Sauce Base Ingredients7 Total
- ¼ cup dark roux
- 3 Tbsp (41g) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 cup(500g) White Wine
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 cup (250g) Worcestershire
- 2 Tbsp (28g) Tabasco
- 2 Tbsp (15g) BBQ Spice Blend
Vanilla Grits Ingredients9 Total
- 2 cups (500g) Water
- 2 cups (500g) Milk
- 1 cup (257g) Grits
- ½ cup (250g) Heavy Cream
- 4 Tbsp (57g) Butter
- 1 cup (500g) Stock
- Salt to taste
- Black Pepper to taste
- 1 ½ tsp (6g) VNLLA extract co extract
BBQ Shrimp Ingredients9 Total
- 12 ea U10 Shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 Tbsp (22g) BBQ Spice
- 1 cup (286g) BBQ Sauce
- 1 Onion, small dice
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup red bell pepper, small dice
- ½ cup green bell pepper, small dice.
- ¼ lb (115g) Andouille sausage, rounds, cut on a bias.
- 2 cups (500g) shrimp stock
- Method: Combine ingredients, reserve for later use.
BBQ Sauce Base
- Place olive oil in a hot pan with garlic and sweat lightly until aromatic.
- Add BBQ spice and allow to toast for 10-15 seconds.
- Deglaze with white wine and allow to reduce by 25%.
- Add Worcestershire, Tabasco, and dark roux. Cook out slightly until proper consistency is reached.
- Bring water and milk to a boil.
- Slowly begin to add grits, stirring constantly. As they begin to thicken, turn down the heat to a simmer and add stock.
- Cook for about 30-40 min on a low simmer to prevent scorching.
- Add butter, extract, and cream and simmer for 5 more minutes.
- Season to taste.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion and garlic, cook about 2-3 minutes until sweated.
- Add bell peppers and BBQ spice. Allow pepper to sweat and spices to toast, about 1-2 minutes.
- Add BBQ sauce, stock, and shrimp.
- Cook until shrimp are tender but cooked through and sauce is thickened.
Serve with Vanilla Grits.
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