'THE BIG EASY' SHRIMP CREOLE AND MAQUE CHOUX GRITS
'THE BIG EASY' SHRIMP CREOLE AND MAQUE CHOUX GRITS

'THE BIG EASY' SHRIMP CREOLE AND MAQUE CHOUX GRITS

Yield
24 portions
Portion Size
1 cup grits with 3 shrimp and 1 cup sauce
Ingredients: Measure:
Yellow onion, peeled, cored, diced
2-1/4 cups
Green bell pepper, seeded, cored, diced
2-1/4 cups
Celery, diced
2-1/4 cups
Butter, unsalted
6 tbsp
All-purpose flour
6 tbsp
3 quarts
6 cups
Chicken broth
3 cups
Dry white wine
3/4 cup
Salt
1 tbsp
Black pepper
3/4 tsp
Cayenne pepper
3/4 tsp
Shrimp, 16/20, peeled, tail-on, 72 pieces
3-1/2 lbs
Yellow onion, peeled, cored, diced
1-1/2 cups
Garlic cloves, peeled, minced
6 tbsp
Butter, unsalted
6 tbsp
Chicken broth
4-1/2 quarts
1-1/2 quarts
Cream-style corn
4-1/2 cups
Black pepper
1 tsp
Old fashioned grits, instant
3 quarts
Heavy cream
6 cups
Fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1-1/2 cups
Scallions, sliced
1-1/2 cups

Directions

  1. To make SHRIMP CREOLE: Sauté onion, green pepper and celery in butter in a stockpot for 8 to 10 minutes, or until onions are tender.

  2. Add flour; cook and stir for 5 minutes, or until a blond roux is formed.

  3. Add Angela Mia® Diced Tomatoes, Angela Mia® Marinara Sauce, chicken broth, wine, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.

  4. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

  5. Add shrimp; reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until shrimp is no longer pink.

  6. To make MAQUE CHOUX GRITS: Sauté onion and garlic in butter in a stockpot for 5 minutes or until tender.

  7. Add chicken broth, Angela Mia® Diced Tomatoes, cream-style corn and black pepper; bring to a simmer over high heat.

  8. Slowly add grits, stirring constantly to avoid lumps.

  9. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook and stir for 7 to 9 minutes, or until grits thicken.

  10. Add heavy cream; stir until smooth; hold hot for service.

  11. To make ONE PORTION: Top 1 cup grits with 3 shrimp and 1 cup Creole sauce; garnish with 1 tablespoon parsley and 1 tablespoon scallions.

  12. CHEF'S NOTE: Use Angela Mia® No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes and Angela Mia® No Salt Added Marinara Sauce to reduce the sodium contributed by the tomatoes and the marinara sauce.

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