Creole Shrimp and Sweet Potato Grits


This recipe has a number of non-local ingredients, but there are some good Fair Shares ingredients too.
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·         2 cups milk
·         1 cup uncooked regular grits
·         1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
·         2 pounds large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
·         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.

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