VIRGINIA THIS MORNING: Shrimp and Grits

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -  Chef Chris Chiasson adds a *twist to a Traditional Southern Recipe.. Tasty Shrimp and Grits Bites.. An easy to make appetizer.. it’s just one of many dishes that will be served at the “Springtime: A Southern Affair” Fundraiser this Saturday.

Shrimp and Grits Casserole

  • 2 quarts cooked grits
  • 1.5 cups gouda spread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 lb. peeled and
  • deveined medium shrimp, coarsely chopped
  • Cooking spray
  • Hot pepper sauce

(optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Cook grits according to Mosaic Grits Recipe.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in gouda spread, butter, and cream cheese.
  5. Stir in parsley and next 4 ingredients (through shrimp).
  6. Spoon mixture into baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  7. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until set.
  8. Serve with hot pepper sauce, if desired.

A few spoonfuls of cream cheese give the casserole a velvety texture. Garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley, if you like.

 

Shrimp & Grits Bites

  • ½ recipe shrimp and grits casserole, minus shrimp
  • 6 large cooked shrimp
  • ½ cup gouda cream
  • sauce
  • cilantro sprig

Follow recipe for grits casserole.

  1. Pour into greased SHEET 1/2 PAN.
  2. Bake to set.
  3. Let cool completely.
  4. Using circle cutter, cut out bite sized pieces.
  5. Cut shrimp in half lengthwise.
  6. To assemble: top each piece with gouda cream sauce, curled 1/2 shrimp, cilantro sprig. can be served at room temp or heated.