Shrimp and Grits with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage

Saturday Morning Shrimp and Grits (with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage)

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Saturday Morning Shrimp and Grits (with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage)

 

Breakfast growing up during the week was filling, but quick.  Mama had to get to work early in the morning.  But Saturdays were special.  Our breakfast plates on Saturdays were healthy portions of grits, salmon croquet's or pancakes.  I still feel the need to cook something special on Saturdays, something that I wouldn't usually have time to cook during the school/work morning week. 
I am doing my best to keep with family tradition.  On Saturday’s we too have pancakes and salmon croquet's.  But, I have added a new Saturday morning recipe to the tradition: shrimp and grits with chicken Andouille sausage and turkey bacon.  This recipe was good for my family of five, with two helpings to go around for all!

 

Enjoy!

 

Servings: 2 grown people, 1 teen girl and 1 growing seven year old boy and 1 6 year old girl.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins -1 hour
Total Time: 1hour 15-30 minutes

 

 

Ingredients Grits

 

3 tablespoons butter
1 ½ cup of organic chicken stock
½ cup heavy whipping cream
¼ cup water
½ cup quick 5 minute grits
 Dash salt
 1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup Asiago cheese

 

 

 

 

Ingredients Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

 

Shrimp and Grits with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage

 1/2 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
 Salt to taste
Lemon pepper to taste
6 oz. chicken Andouille sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
3 slices turkey bacon
½ green bell pepper, chopped
½ chopped onion
 1 minced garlic clove
 1/4 cup butter
 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
 1 cup organic chicken broth

 

 

 

Directions Grits

 

Bring butter, chicken stock, heavy whipping cream and water to a boil in a heavy saucepan.  

Shrimp and Grits with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage

 

Shrimp and Grits with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage

 

 

Add grits, salt and pepper. Stir and keep an eye on until grits thicken.  Add asiago cheese.
 
Shrimp and Grits with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage

 

As grits thicken turn on low and continue to stir every few minutes to avoid grits sticking to the bottom of the pot. [Total time for grits to thicken and simmer 40-45 mins.]  

 

 

 

 

Directions Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

 

Sprinkle shrimp with salt and lemon pepper.  Set aside in a bowl.

 

Shrimp and Grits with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage

 

Chop green bell pepper, onions and garlic.

 

Shrimp and Grits with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage

 

Shrimp and Grits with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage

 

Slice chicken Andouille sausage. Set aside in bowl.

 

Shrimp and Grits with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage

 

Chop turkey bacon. Set aside in bowl.

 

Shrimp and Grits with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage

 

Cook chicken Andouille sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry until chicken sausage browns, set aside in bowl. Retain drippings in skillet.

 

Chop turkey bacon. Set aside in bowl.

 

Cook chopped turkey bacon in same skillet, until evenly browned and crispy. Retain turkey bacon drippings in skillet. Transfer turkey bacon slices to bowl and set aside.

 

Chop turkey bacon. Set aside in bowl.

 

Cook and stir green bell peppers, onion and garlic in same skillet until the onion is translucent.

 

Chop turkey bacon. Set aside in bowl.

 

Stir in shrimp, once shrimp is cooked through remove from skillet along with bell peppers and onion.

 

Shrimp and Grits with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage

 

Add butter, flour and organic chicken stock to same skillet. Stirring constantly, until the mixture is medium brown in color. Keep an eye on this as it can burn quickly.  Add chicken Andouille sausage, turkey bacon, shrimp, bell pepper and onions back into skillet. 

 

Shrimp and Grits with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage

 

Shrimp and Grits with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage

 

 Stir together well in skillet and serve with asiago cheese grits..and enjoy!

 

Shrimp and Grits with Turkey Bacon and Chicken Andouille Sausage

 

Have a happy weekend with the family!!

 

 

 

 

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