Shrimp + Grits w/ Pork Belly

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Shrimp + Grits w/ Pork Belly.

You can have Shrimp + Grits w/ Pork Belly using 19 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Shrimp + Grits w/ Pork Belly

  1. Prepare 2 lbs of wild 60-70 shrimp (medium sized).
  2. Prepare 4 of jalepenos, de-seeded and roughly chopped.
  3. It’s 4 oz of high quality bacon or pork belly, chopped.
  4. Prepare 1/2 of Vidalia onion, chopped.
  5. Prepare 1 of lemon, juice.
  6. Prepare 1/4 cup of cornstarch.
  7. It’s 2 cloves of garlic, minced.
  8. You need 1/4 cup of Valentina hot sauce or to taste.
  9. Prepare 4 tbsp of butter (unsalted).
  10. It’s 1/4 cup of water.
  11. You need 1 tsp of salt and cracked pepper.
  12. You need 4 of scallions, sliced, reserve extra for garnish.
  13. It’s 1/4 cup of chopped parsley (for garnish).
  14. Prepare of For the Grits.
  15. It’s 1 cup of geechie boy grits (or wtv brand).
  16. It’s 4 cups of water.
  17. It’s 2 tbsp of butter (unsalted).
  18. Prepare 1/4 cup of cream cheese.
  19. Prepare 1 tsp of salt.

Shrimp + Grits w/ Pork Belly step by step

  1. Prep all the vegetables like peppers, onions, garlic, scallions, parsley and pork belly (this is so necessary).
  2. Add 4 cups of water to a stock pot and bring to a boil. Add in the grits and salt and stir. Once it’s at a boil reduce to medium low and keep stirring. Cook for 25 min..
  3. In a large saucepan on medium heat add the pork belly and cook until crisp and fat is rendered.
  4. Add the onions, garlic, jalapeños. Sauté for 2 min. Add shrimp (peeled and deveined) and season with salt and pepper). Cook for 4 minutes..
  5. Mix water and cornstarch in a bowl and set aside. This will thicken the shrimp and grits..
  6. Add the hot sauce, lemon juice, scallions to the pot and scrape the bacon bits on the bottom of the pan. Add cornstarch mixture and let come to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 min while finishing up grits. Fold in butter and turn off the heat..
  7. When grits have soaked up most of the liquid (add more water if needed) add in the cream cheese and butter and stir for 2-3 minutes until combined. Turn off the heat..
  8. Plate grits and top with shrimp mixture. Garnish with scallions and parsley and enjoy! 🤤.

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