Prep Time: 10 mins. / Cook Time: 25 mins. / Overall Time: 35 mins.
Serves 2 large portions or 4 smaller ones.
Half of a pack of Original Soupman™ Crab & Corn Chowder
4-5 ounces (¼ pound) Shrimp (however you can get it… fresh is best, but frozen or straight out of the can– if you’ve got it– then it’s good enough for us!)
½ cup Quick Cook Grits (will yield approximately 2 cups cooked)
¾ cup Water (additional water may be necessary)
⅔ cup Low-Sodium Chicken Broth/Stock
⅔ cup Milk (your preference: Whole, 2 %, 1 %, ½ %, Skim)
¼ cup Heavy Whipping Cream (⅛ cup for Grits & ⅛ cup for Shrimp Gravy)
½ cup Parmesan Cheese
4 ounces Cream Cheese (softened)
Bacon Pieces (sprinkle desired amount on top prior to serving)
- In a small pot, bring the Water, Chicken Broth & Milk to a boil.
- Slowly stir Grits into the boiling mixture.
- Whisk continuously and thoroughly until grits are well mixed.
- Let the pot return to a boil, cover with a lid, lower the temperature to medium (depending on cook temperatures of your cooktop), and cook for approximately 18 minutes, stirring occasionally.
* Skip down to Souped-Up Shrimp Gravy Prep while Grits are cooking*
- Whisk in softened Cream Cheese.
- Cook an additional 2 minutes, uncovered, adding more water if necessary. Grits are done when they have a smooth consistency.
- Stir in ⅛ cup of Cream to finish off, cover & reduce heat to Simmer/Low.
SOUPED-UP SHRIMP GRAVY–
*Make this gravy while grits are cooking*
- Prepare Shrimp: If using Fresh Shrimp: Peel, Devein and Cook Shrimp (about 2 minutes) until pink. Don’t overcook as they will simmer in the gravy while grits are cooking. If using Frozen, Pre-Cooked Shrimp, defrost. And, finally if using canned shrimp, pop the top open.
- Combine Original Soupman™ Crab & Corn Chowder, Shrimp, ⅛ cup of Cream & ½ cup of Parmesan in a Medium Saucepan over Medium-High Heat.
- Once combined, reduce heat to Medium-Low/Low to simmer while Grits are cooking.
Serve Shrimp Gravy over Creamy Grits for a Souped-Up Shrimp-N-Grits to die for!
*And, don’t forget the optional bacon sprinkled on top for garnish Cause… you know… Bacon.