2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup frozen PictSweet Seasoning Vegetable Blend*
2 cans Cream of Shrimp condensed soup, undiluted
1 cup water
2 cups heavy cream or half and half
1 tablespoon blackened seasoning (Zatarin’s), or more to taste**
1 cup quick grits (cereal aisle)
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced on the diagonal
¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
In large sauté pan, over medium high heat, add butter and olive oil. Add Seasoning Blend and sauté for 5 minutes.
Add Cream of Shrimp soup and water; bring to a simmer, lower heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes.
Add heavy cream (or half and half) and blackened seasoning, bring back to a simmer.
When mixture starts to simmer, slowly add grits, stirring constantly. Add shrimp, scallions, parsley and cheeses and stir well. Continue to simmer, uncovered, for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to thicken.
Serve in a bowl with additional cheese, scallions and parsley sprinkled over top.
Serves 4 – 6
*A blend of onions, red and green peppers, celery and parsley.
**Or use your favorite seafood seasoning.
Tip: You can also add 1 cup thinly sliced smoked sausage and sauté with the vegetables.