Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Over Charleston-Style Grits (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Over Charleston-Style Grits (Emeril Lagasse)
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  1. Season the shrimp with Essence and salt. Heat a large, heavy saute pan over medium-high heat and sear the andouille, cooking for about 3 minutes. Remove the andouille to a plate, and add the shrimp to the pan, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan, and heat the oil. Add the onion and bell peppers and cook until soft, 3 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons Essence to the pan, stirring well, then add the garlic and cook 1 minute. Add the chicken broth to the pan and cook until reduced slightly, 5 minutes.
  2. Stir the cream, green onions and parsley into the sauce and return the andouille and shrimp to the pan. Return sauce to a simmer and continue to cook until reduced slightly. Stir well and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over Charleston-Style Grits.
  3. Charleston Style Grits:
  4. In a large, heavy sauce pan bring the water to a boil. Add a generous teaspoon of salt and the grits and stir with a wooden spoon to combine. When grits thicken add milk, cream and butter and return to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover sauce pan and cook for 45 minutes to one hour, until grits are tender, smooth and creamy. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Keep covered and warm until ready to serve.
  5. Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  6. Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
  7. Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.
  8. Yield: about 2/3 cup
  9. Recipe from New New Orleans Cooking by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2266.18 Kcal (9488 kJ)
Calories from fat 623.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 69.25g 107%
Cholesterol 194.71mg 65%
Sodium 5057.95mg 211%
Potassium 679.78mg 14%
Total Carbs 301.35g 100%
Sugars 9.48g 38%
Dietary Fiber 13.36g 53%
Protein 111.4g 223%
Vitamin C 55.4mg 92%
Vitamin A 1.6mg 53%
Iron 41.6mg 231%
Calcium 304.3mg 30%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 204.69 Kcal (857 kJ)
Calories from fat 56.29 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.25g 107%
Cholesterol 17.59mg 65%
Sodium 456.84mg 211%
Potassium 61.4mg 14%
Total Carbs 27.22g 100%
Sugars 0.86g 38%
Dietary Fiber 1.21g 53%
Protein 10.06g 223%
Vitamin C 5mg 92%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 53%
Iron 3.8mg 231%
Calcium 27.5mg 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 50.3
  • 60

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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