Spicy Shrimp & Andouille over White Cheddar Grits
Prep Time
15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Prep Time
15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Shrimp & Andouille
  • 1 1/2lb shrimp21-25 pieces
  • 1/2lb andouille sausagecut into 1/2
  • 1large shallotminced
  • 2medium cloves garlicminced
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp pepper
  • 1tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1tbsp dried thyme
  • 1tsp salt
  • 2tbsp Frescolio Ají Verde Agrumato EVOO
Grits
  • 2 1/2cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2cup heavy cream
  • 3/4cup quick grits(available at Scoop & Weigh)
  • 1cup sharp white cheddar cheesegrated
  • 3tbsp Frescolio Ají Verde Agrumato EVOO
  • saltto taste
  • pepperto taste
Sauce
Instructions
Shrime & Andouille
  1. Mix together the garlic powder, salt, smoked paprika, thyme, black pepper and then toss the shrimp in the spice mixture to coat.
  2. Heat the Aji Verde EVOO in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the cut up Andouille sausage and saute until just barely golden brown. Add the shallots and cook for another minute. Finally add the garlic and shrimp. Saute until the shrimp is just barely cooked though, another minute or two. Take care not to overcook. Remove the shrimp and sausage mixture and set aside.
Grits
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 1/2 cups of stock and heavy cream to a boil. Whisk in the grits and cook over moderately high heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and the grains are tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the cheese, Aji Verde EVOO, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, and whisk just until the cheese is melted. Cover and remove from the heat.
Sauce
  1. In the same pan that the shrimp and sausage were cooked in, heat a tablespoon of Aji Verde EVOO over medium high heat. Add the flour to the olive oil and whisk until the roux becomes a medium-tan color, scraping up all the caramelized bits from the bottom of the pan.
  2. Add the tomato paste and stir in to the roux, cooking for another minute.
  3. Add the stock and cream to the pan, and whisk until the mixture is thickened, another minute or two. Adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and thyme. Add the reserved shrimp and sausage mixture to the sauce and stir until warmed through.
Recipe Notes

Serve the shrimp and sauce over the hot grits with more Aji Verde EVOO drizzled over the top, if desired.

This recipe uses the Aji Verde Agrumato EVOO. You could also try it with either of the following EVOO for a different taste: