Recipe: Delicious Shrimp & Grit Cakes (Kentucky Bourbon Butter Sauce)

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Ingredients of Shrimp & Grit Cakes (Kentucky Bourbon Butter Sauce)

  1. It’s 1 lb. of shrimp, cleaned and deveined.
  2. It’s of Grits:.
  3. You need 2 cups of vegetable stock.
  4. Prepare Dash of salt and pepper.
  5. You need 1/2 cup of grits.
  6. You need 1 Tbs. of butter.
  7. You need 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  8. You need of Sauce:.
  9. Prepare 2 Tbs. of olive oil.
  10. You need 1/2 cup of bell pepper, finely chopped.
  11. Prepare 1/3 cup of shallots, finely chopped.
  12. You need 1/2 cup of ground sausage (mild or medium hot).
  13. It’s 2 Tbs. of butter.
  14. You need 1 Tbs. of garlic (minced).
  15. Prepare 1/2 Tsp. of red pepper flakes (optional).
  16. Prepare 1/4 cup of light cream.
  17. Prepare 1/2 Tsp. of paprika.
  18. Prepare 1/2 Tsp. of dried thyme.
  19. Prepare 1/4 cup of scallions, chopped.
  20. You need 1 Tbs. of Kentucky Bourbon.

Shrimp & Grit Cakes (Kentucky Bourbon Butter Sauce) Instructions

  1. Prep and clean the shrimp. Season with Cajun seasoning and paprika. Set aside in refrigerator.
  2. For the grit cakes: Prepare the grits according to the package instructions. Use stock instead of water. Stir the grits every 4-5 minutes while cooking.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese. Pour the grits into a pie plate and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  4. Use a ring mold (or ramekin), cut out small cakes from the plate. Flour the cakes and pan fry them until lightly browned. Remove from pan and keep them warmed in the oven.
  5. For the sauce: Using a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the bell pepper for 3-4 minutes and then add the shallots and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add the ground sausage. Brown the meat while breaking it up into smaller pieces. Stir the vegetables and meat together. Place them to one side of the pan.
  7. Add the butter, shrimp, garlic, and pepper flakes and sauté until the shrimp begins to just turn pink.
  8. Mix together the full pan and add the cream. Season with paprika and thyme and gently stir in the scallions.
  9. Heat the cream until it slightly thickens. Add the bourbon, stir, and heat for one more minute.
  10. Plate the grit cake and spoon the shrimp sauce over the cake and garnish with a green onion. Enjoy.