20Ingredients
460Calories
80Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1/4 pound andouille sausage (diced small)
  • 1/3 cup stone ground grits (yellow)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup leeks (cut into 1/2-inch moons)
  • 1 pound shrimp (fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning (Creole/)
  • 2 cups forest mushrooms (chopped, Chanterelles, Morels, Oyster mushrooms)
  • 1 cup tomatoes (; peeled, deseeded, and diced)
  • 1/2 cup cognac
  • 1/2 cup shrimp stock (reduced, use water if necessary)
  • 3 ounces veal stock (use beef stock if necessary)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Directions

  1. 1. Place a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add butter, onions, and sausage to the pan and cook for 5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.
  2. 2. Pour in the milk and bring to a simmer. Slowly whisk in the grits to avoid lumps.
  3. 3. Bring the milk back to a boil, turn down the heat to low and continue to slowly simmer, stirring frequently for 1.5 hours, or until smooth and creamy.
  4. 4. Season with salt and pepper. Keep hot until ready to serve.
  5. 1. Place a large saute pan over high heat. Add the clarified butter and the garlic and stir constantly until golden brown.
  6. 2. Add the leeks and stir and cook for 1 more minute. Add the mushrooms and tomatoes and continue to saute for 3 more minutes.
  7. 3. Remove the pan from the stove and add Cognac. Flame and continue to cook for 1 more minute.
  8. 4. Add the shrimp stock and veal stock and reduce to sauce consistency and add shrimp.
  9. 5. Add the thyme and slowly add in the butter, then season with salt and pepper.
  10. To serve, place the grits in the center of a hot bowl and spoon the shrimp ragout over the top. Garnish with chives and a sprig of thyme if desired.
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NutritionView more

460Calories
Sodium40%DV950mg
Fat38%DV25g
Protein59%DV30g
Carbs4%DV11g
Fiber4%DV1g

PER SERVING *

Calories460Calories from Fat230
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat25g38%
Saturated Fat12g60%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol235mg78%
Sodium950mg40%
Potassium580mg17%
Protein30g59%
Calories from Fat230
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate11g4%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Sugars4g8%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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