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Recipe: Crook’s Corner Shrimp and Grits

DIRECTIONS Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually whisk in grits; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until thickened; add cheddar cheese and next 4 ingredients; set aside but keep warm.

Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserve 1 tablespoon of drippings in skillet; crumble bacon and set aside.

Sprinkle shrimp with pepper and salt; dredge in flour.

Saute mushrooms in hot drippings in skillet 5 minutes, or until tender; add green onions and saute 2 minutes; add shrimp and garlic and saute 2 minutes or until shrimp are lightly brown; stir in chicken broth, lemon juice and hot sauce and cook 2 more minutes, stirring to loosen browned bits from skillet.

Divide grits into 4 large, shallow soup bowls; divide shrimp mixture into four servings and place on top of grits; top each serving with crumbled bacon and serve with lemon wedges.”

INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth 3⁄4 cup half-and-half 3⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 cup regular grits (I used quick grits and they were fine) 3⁄4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons butter 1⁄2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper 3 slices bacon 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 cup flour 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1⁄2 cup sliced green onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1⁄2 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1⁄4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce lemon wedge