National Shrimp Day with Oceanaire Seafood Room

National Shrimp Day with Oceanaire Seafood Room

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May 10 is National Shrimp Day and there's no better time to try out a new recipe than today. Chef Chris Murphy of The Oceanaire Seafood Room stopped by Good Day Atlanta to showcase one of their signature items.

SHRIMP & GRITS RECIPE
Yields 4 servings

  • Shrimp, medium-large size 16 each
  • Grits 1 ½ cup
  • Butter 3 Tbls.
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Heavy Cream 1 cup
  • Salt and Pepper To taste
  • Roma Tomatoes, quartered 5 each
  • Garlic, sliced 3 each
  • Whole Butter 6 oz.
  • Lemon Juice 2 Tbls.
  • Cajun Spice 1 Tbls.
  • Black Pepper To taste
  • White Cheddar, shredded 4 oz.

Step by step directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat cream, milk and butter to a simmer and stir in the grits.
  2. Lower heat and continue to cook until thick and creamy. Stir occasionally.
  3. In a separate pan, toast sliced garlic in olive oil until golden brown. Add tomatoes.
  4. Sauté tomatoes until they begin to break down. Add lemon juice and seasonings.
  5. Add shrimp and cook until almost cooked.
  6. Lower heat to low and add butter, while stirring constantly as it melts.
  7. Add additional milk to the grits if they are too thick. Spoon onto plates and serve shrimp and the pan sauce over the top. Top with shredded cheese.
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