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Crock Pot Cheesy Grits

1.5 cups of stone ground grits 6 cups of water 2 teaspoons salt 2 cups cream 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks of butter (yeah this recipe is not on my most healthy list – but so worth it) 12 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese Add grits, water, and salt to crock pot and cook on low for 7 hours. At hour 7, add in the cream, butter, and cheese and let cook for an additional 15-30 minutes on low. Top with BBQ shrimp and you are sure to ask for seconds. Read More »

Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Pasta

cajun shrimp

Ingredients 1/2 – 3/4 lb cooked fettuccine 2 TBS olive oil 1 lb peeled, deveined raw large shrimp 1 TBS plus 2 tsp Essence seasoning (recipe below – I think you can buy this, too.) 1 1/2 smoked turkey sausages, sliced and quartered (I use Butterball) 1/2 cup diced green pepper 1/2 cup diced yellow onion 1 TBS minced garlic 1/2 cup chicken stock 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried basil 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Essence Creole Seasoning 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried thyme Directions Heat 1 TBS of olive oil over medium high heat in a large saute pan. Season the shrimp with 2 teaspoons of the Essence. Place the shrimp in the pan and saute until almost done. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside. Place the remaining TBS of olive oil in the saute pan and onions and bell peppers. Saute, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the sausage and cook another minute. Add the garlic to the pan and saute for 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock to the pan and scrape with a spoon to remove any browned bits that have formed in the bottom of the pan, about 30 seconds. Add the thyme, 1 TBS of Essence and 1/2 tsp salt and cook for 2 minutes. Add the heavy cream to the pan and cook an additional 2 minutes. Return the shrimp to the pan and pasta to the pan. Continue to cook the sauce and pasta, stirring occasionally, for about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the basil and Parmesan. Read More »

BBQ Shrimp

BBQ Shrimp                                                 Grilled BBQ Shrimp 1.5 – 2lbs raw shrimp,peeled and deveined   1 tsp seasoning salt   1/4 cup ketchup   1 teaspoon dried oregano   1/2 cup olive oil    2 tablespoons of lemon juice   1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce    1/2 tsp of Red Hot sauce Combine all Ingredients except shrimp. Mix well and then combine shrimp and pour in a Ziploc bag. Marinade for 2 hours in frig. Cook on skill or grill skill skillet. I use a grill screen with holes. Grill on each side for 3 minutes or until shrimp is pink. Read More »