Bourbon Shrimp and Cheesy Grits
Bourbon Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

Bourbon Shrimp and Cheesy Grits Recipe


August 6, 2016

Recipe by Chef Jacquie

  • Yields: 4-6 Servings


Bourbon Shrimp Ingredients

2 Tablespoons butter

2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

3 large cloves of minced garlic

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 pound extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup Bourbon Whiskey

1/4 cup fresh long-leaf parsley, chopped

Cheesy Grits Ingredients

4 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup uncooked quick cooking grits

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese

2 Tablespoon butter

Salt and Pepper to taste


Cheesy Grits Directions

1In a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring salted water to a boil.

2Whisk in grits, reduce heat to medium-low and cook 5-6 minutes or until tender.

3Remove from heat, stir in cheese and butter, season with salt and pepper.

Bourbon Shrimp Directions

1In a large skillet over medium heat, add butter and oil and cook until melted.

2Add garlic and red pepper flakes, sauté for 1-2 minutes.

3Add shrimp and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.

4Turn shrimp over, add lemon zest, juice and season with salt and pepper.

5Pull pan off the heat, pour in bourbon and return to heat, tilt pan away from you, and ignite, voile flambé! Once flames have disappeared, remove from heat.

To Serve

1Add cheesy grits to a plate, top with shrimp and chopped parsley and serve.