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Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s Shrimp and Grits

1 lb. fresh Georgia white shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 bundle green onion, diced
1/2 lb. andouille sausage or other spicy sausage
Garlic butter (recipe below)
Flour as needed
White wine to taste
1/2 squeezed lemon1 cup heavy whipping cream
Old Bay seasoning to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Cheese grits (recipe below)

Garlic Butter for Sauté:
Soften 1 lb. unsalted butter, 6 oz. bacon fat, 2 Tbsp. of minced garlic, 1 Tbsp. paprika and 1/2 tsp. each of chopped thyme, parsley and oregano. Mix all ingredients together and set aside for later use.

Cheese Grits:
Follow recipe on package, except use less stock. You want the grits to be tight (stiff), so use chicken stock instead of water. Add medium sharp cheddar cheese to taste add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside but keep warm.

In sauté pan, add garlic butter (you probably have enough to do two or three batches). Add sausage and onions, let sauté and then add shrimp, cream, wine and lemon, and let cook for 3 minutes. Add Old Bay and salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer, then sprinkle flour on top and mix in. Continue doing this until you get the right consistency. Let it simmer a little while longer to cook out the flour taste. Put the grits into bowl and top with the shrimp mixture to serve.

Photos courtesy of Shrimp & Grits Festival; recipe photo from Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s Facebook page. Read more about the hotel and award-winning dish over at Getaways for Grownups.

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