Creole Shrimp and Sweet Potato Grits


This recipe has a number of non-local ingredients, but there are some good Fair Shares ingredients too.
from My Recipes


·         2 cups milk

·         1 cup uncooked regular grits

·         1 tablespoon Creole seasoning

·         2 pounds large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (I'm going to try this with trout)

·         2 garlic cloves, minced

·         1 tablespoon canola oil

·         3/4 cup chopped green onions

·         1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

·         1 tablespoon lemon zest

·         2 teaspoons Asian Sriracha hot chili sauce

·         1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes

·         1 cup (4 oz.) shredded smoked Gouda cheese

·         2 tablespoons butter

·         1 teaspoon salt

·         1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

·         Garnish: fresh cilantro sprigs



1.    Bring milk and 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; gradually whisk in grits. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until thickened.

2.    Meanwhile, sprinkle Creole seasoning over shrimp. Sauté garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 30 seconds. Add shrimp, and sauté 3 minutes or until shrimp are almost pink. Add green onions and next 3 ingredients, and sauté 3 minutes.

3.    Stir potatoes and next 4 ingredients into grits. Serve shrimp mixture over sweet potato grits.

Tip: Clean Greens

The greens we get (particularly some of the winter spinach) can be pretty dirty. Sometimes they're pristinely clean, but still, we suggest you always wash your food! Give it an initial rinse and then remove the stems and soak the leaves in plenty of clean water. I use my salad spinner, placing the leaves in the...Read more


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