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‘Big Herm’s’ Cajun Shrimp & Cheese Grits

Posted at 12:15 PM, May 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-20 12:16:38-04

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) - Local caterer and Good Friend of Virginia This Morning   'Big Herm' Baskerville is back!  He put a spin on the classic ‘Shrimp and Grits.’


Cajun Shrimp & Cheese Grits

1 LB 16/20 Shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 LB Browned Smoked Sausage, sliced on the diagonal (1/2 inch)

1 TBSP BHK Blackening Seasoning

1 TBSP Garlic Powder

2 TSP Black Pepper

1 TSP Dried Thyme

1 TSP Paprika

¼ LB Butter

2 TSP Canola Oil

2 Chopped Stalks of Celery

1 Diced and Seeded Jalapeno

1 Bell Pepper, Diced

1 Small Red Onion, Diced

3 Cloves Garlic, Minced

2 Cups BHK Grits


-              Season Shrimp with spices and set aside

-              In a large pan, add butter and canola oil over med/high heat

-              Add all vegetables except garlic

-              Sauté for 5 minutes

-              Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute

-              Add sausage and cook for 1 minute

-              Add shrimp and cook for an additional 3 minutes until no longer pink

-              Serve over grits