Saturday, August 11, 2012

Top Recipe - Art Smith's Griddled Shrimp, Cheese Grits Cakes and Swamp Greens Salad

Griddled Shrimp, Cheese Grits Cakes and Swamp Greens Salad

12 large shrimp, peeled
1/2 cup chopped herbs (thyme, oregano, and basil)

2 tablespoons olive oil

Pinch cayenne

Pinch chili powder

Pinch garlic powder

1 tablespoon Old Bay

Cheese Grits
1 cup yellow grits, fine ground

2 cups water
1 cup milk

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Pinch of salt and pepper

1/2 cup jalapeno cheese, grated

1 large green tomato, grilled

1 large shallot, grilled

4 cloves garlic, charred

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Greek yogurt

1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar

Green Onion Mayo:
1/4 cup olive oil

4 egg yolks

1 lemon, juiced

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons green onion

1. Toss shrimp in herbs and seasoning and marinate overnight.
2. Grill shrimp for 5-6 minutes.

Cheese Grits:
1. Place water, milk, and butter in sauce pan.
2. Whisk in grits and cook on low heat for 25-30 minutes.
3. Add cheese and salt and pepper. Stir well and pour into shallow cooking sheet pan with sides and refrigerate.
4. Cut into circles and grill. Brown on both sides.

1. Grill green tomatoes shallots, and garlic.
2. Place in blender, and drizzle in olive oil. Add Greek yogurt and white balsamic vinegar.

Green Onion Mayo:
1. Place egg yolks in blender, add onions and blend at low speed. Slowly add olive oil and lemon juice.
Season with salt and pepper

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