Blackened Shrimp with Corn and Pepper Relish and Grits

Ingredients:
2         C                 Water
1 1/4   C                 Whole milk
1         Tsp              Salt
1         C                 Quick-cooking grits (not instant)

1/2      C                 Butter
1         lb                 Shrimp- peeled and de-veined

1/4      C                 Onion- fine diced
1/3      C                 Fresh sweet corn
1/3      C                 Red & Green Bell Pepper- fine diced
1/3      C                 Spice Union Blackening Spice Blend

Prepare the Grits:

  1. In a small pot, bring water, milk, and salt to a boil.

  2. Slowly stir grits into boiling mixture.

  3. Stir continuously and thoroughly until grits are well mixed.

  4. Let the grits return to a boil and cover the pot with a lid.

  5. Lower the temperature to a simmer and cook for approximately 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

  6. Add more water if necessary.

  7. The grits are done when they have the consistency of stiff cream of wheat.

  8. Add 1/4 C of butter to the grits and stir until the butter is completely melted into the grits.
     

Prepare the Blackened Shrimp:

  1. Preheat a cast iron pan to high heat.

  2. In a medium size bowl, toss together the shrimp and Spice Union Blackening Spice Blend.

  3. Add 1/4 Cup of butter to the cast iron pan and heat until the butter stops foaming.

  4. Add the shrimp to the cast iron pan.

  5. Cook the shrimp for about 90 seconds, then turn over.

  6. Immediately following the turning of the shrimp, add the onion, corn and bell pepper to the cast iron pan.

  7. Cook the shrimp until just cooked through.

  8. Spoon the grits onto a plate and top with the Blackened shrimp and a little of the butter and vegetable mixture from the cast iron pan.

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