We thought we couldn’t love shrimp and grits more—until we added debris. The savory meat and gravy help take this Southern classic to the next level.
Debris Shrimp and Grits
Yields: 4 servings
- 4⅔ cups chicken broth, divided
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup stone-ground grits
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 pound peeled and deveined jumbo fresh shrimp (tails left on)
- ½ teaspoon Creole seasoning
- 2 cups Roast Beef Debris, heated
- Garnish: fresh thyme leaves
- In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups broth, 1½ teaspoons salt, and pepper to a boil over medium-high heat; whisk in grits. Reduce heat, partially cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender and
thickened,about 40 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in 2 tablespoons butter and cream. Stir in 1 teaspoon thyme. Cover until ready to serve.
- In a large skillet, heat oil and remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; sprinkle with remaining ½ teaspoon salt. Cook until shrimp are pink and firm, 1½ to 2 minutes per side. Sprinkle with Creole seasoning. Remove from skillet. Stir remaining ⅔ cup broth into skillet, scraping browned bits from bottom of
pan. Stir shrimp into remaining liquid in skillet. Serve shrimp with grits and Roast Beef Debris. Garnish with thyme, if desired.