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One-Pot Shrimp and Grits

- Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Spicy andouille, sautéed shrimp, and old-fashioned grits are the backbone of flavor for this One-Pot Shrimp and Grits. Avoid overcrowding the pot when cooking the shrimp so they will brown and cook through quickly.

Hands-on time: 35 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yields: Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

8 ounces andouille sausage, diced

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/4 pounds peeled, large raw shrimp, deveined

1 medium-size sweet onion, chopped

2 celery ribs, chopped

3 garlic cloves, sliced

1 cup dry white wine

6 cups organic vegetable broth

1 (14 1/2-oz.) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained

1/2 green bell pepper, diced

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

1/2 cup chopped green onions

1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 cups uncooked regular grits

2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

Garnish: fresh oregano sprigs

How to Make It

Cook sausage in a large Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring often, 5 to 7 minutes or until browned. Remove sausage using a slotted spoon; reserve drippings in Dutch oven. Drain sausage on paper towels.

Stir oil into drippings. Cook shrimp, in batches, in hot drippings over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until opaque; remove with slotted spoon. Reduce heat to medium.

Sauté onion and celery in Dutch oven over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in wine, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in broth and next 7 ingredients, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Whisk in grits; return mixture to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes or until thickened. Stir in oregano, reserved sausage, and shrimp. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 more minutes.

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