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    luckylucky
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    The Zippy Odd Couple over Cheese Grits

    The Grits;

    12 cups Chicken Broth
    4 1/2 cups course stone-ground White Grits
    1 cup heavy Cream
    Salt and White Pepper to taste
    1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
    1 cup Marscapone Cheese
    Preparation:
    Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a heavy-bottomed stockpot or large saucepan.
    Slowly pour in the grits, stirring constantly.
    Reduce the heat to low and continue to stir so that the grits do not settle to the bottom and scorch.
    In about 5 minutes, the grits will plump up and become a thick mass.
    Continue to cook the grits for about 20 to 25 minutes, stirring frequently. The grits should have absorbed all the chicken stock and become soft.
    Stir in heavy cream and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring frequently. The grits should have a thick consistency and be creamy like oatmeal.
    Season to taste with salt and white pepper.
    Keep warm over low heat until ready to serve.
    If the grits become too thick, add warm chicken broth or water to thin them down.

    The Gravy;
    4 tbs. Butter
    1/2 cup sliced Tasso – cut in 1 inch strips
    1/2 cup Flour
    4 cups Chicken Broth
    2 tbs. finely chopped Parsley
    Salt and Pepper to taste
    Preparation:
    Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat. Add the Tasso.
    Saute for 1 minute, browning slightly.
    Make a roux by adding the flour and stirring until well combined. Continue to cook over low heat for 5 minutes until the roux develops and nutty aroma.
    Turn the heat up to medium and gradually add 2 cups of the chicken broth, stirring vigorously.
    Keep stirring constantly until the broth begins to thicken and is smooth.
    Gradually add the remaining 2 cups of broth, stirring constantly until the broth thickens into gravy.
    Reduce the heat and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes to cook out the starch flavor.
    Add the parsley.
    Simmer for another 5 minutes.
    Season to taste with salt and white pepper.

    The Odd Couple;
    Ingredients:
    1/2 lb. Andouille Sausage
    1 tsp. minced garlic
    2 Shallots, sliced
    12 Shrimp
    Preparation:
    Heat the first three ingredients in a skillet over medium high heat for 3 to 5 minutes until sausage is browned
    Add the shrimp and saute until pink.
    Pour the finished gravy into the shrimp skillet and simmer for 2 minutes.

    To Build it;
    Serve the hot andouille sausage and the shrimp over the cheese grits.
    Garnish with Reggiano Cheese

    #57476
    TxsChef
    Member

    OMG, this looks awesome!! Thanks Lucky!!

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