MAKES 4 - 6 SERVINGS
Courtesy of Chef Travis Cabler, Friends Intercoastal Restaurant in Madisonville
Season shrimp with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Melt butter in a 4 quart pot. Add shrimp, cook until done, and set aside. Using the same pot, add shallots, garlic and tomato, and cook until shallots become soft. Deglaze with beer, add Worcestershire sauce, blackening seasoning, and simmer 5 minutes. Add heavy cream and simmer until the sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes more. Add cooked shrimp, salt, pepper and rosemary to the pot 1 minute before serving. Smother Cheddar Grits with shrimp and sauce to serve.
Bring butter, cream and water to a simmer in a 3-quart pot. Slowly add grits, stir. Let cook until the right consistency is achieved. Fold in cheese. Season with salt and white pepper before serving.