Shrimp and grits, a classic of the Low Country, move up a couple states, with the flavors of Chesapeake seasoning turning the classic cornmeal into something special. Cheddar and cream cheese add depth and richness. (We don’t want to guess what state that’s from.) Whatever state you live in, you’ll find yourself in a state of ecstasy after eating this meal. Tip: To keep corn kernels from making a mess, place the ear of corn in a bowl and holding vertically. Cut downward, rotating corn as you go, so kernels end up in the bowl instead of scattered on your counter.
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You Will Need
Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
Prepare the Ingredients
Trim and thinly slice green onions, keeping white and green portions separate.
Peel husk off corn and carefully remove kernels from cob.
Pat shrimp dry.
If using chicken, pat dry and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1" dice. Season all over ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.
Make the Grits
Once water is boiling, stir in grits and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to low and stir constantly until grits are smooth, 4-6 minutes.
Remove from burner and stir in cheddar cheese, cream cheese, seasoning blend, and a pinch of pepper. Cover and set aside.
Cook the Shrimp
Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Working in batches if necessary, add shrimp to hot pan and cook undisturbed until seared on one side, 2-3 minutes.
Flip, and cook until shrimp reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 1-2 minutes.
Transfer shrimp to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.
If using chicken, follow same instructions, stirring occasionally until chicken browns and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes. If using ground pork, season with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper and break up meat with a spoon until no pink remains, 5-7 minutes.
Cook the Vegetables
Return pan used to cook shrimp to medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add tomatoes, corn, white portions of green onions, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper to hot pan. Stir occasionally, breaking up tomatoes with a spoon, until softened, 2-3 minutes.
Add ¼ cup water and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, cook until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes.
Add shrimp and stir until warmed through, 30 seconds.
Remove from burner.
If using chicken or pork, follow same instructions.
Finish the Dish
If grits stiffen, return to medium heat and stir in water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing shrimp-vegetable mixture on grits and garnishing with green portions of green onions. Bon appétit!
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