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Haitian-style shrimp & grits in a creamy wine sauce

The secret to this divine sauce is in the wine. Do not use cooking wine, I beg you. Carefully select your favorite bottle and pour it generously.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


For the shrimp

  • 1 lb of shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 16 cl of extra brut white sparkling wine
  • 3 garlic heads chopped
  • 1 stick of butter
  • ½ tomato diced
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp chili
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 splash of cream
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • Green onions for garnish

For the grits (optional)

  • 1 cup of grits
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tbsp of salt
  • 2 garlic heads
  • ½ cup of parmesan


For the shrimp

  1. In a pan, melt ½ the stick of butter with the garlic
  2. When the garlic turn golden, add the diced tomato and toss
  3. Incorporate the shrimp and seasonings
  4. Pour the wine and simmer on low for a few minutes
  5. Finish with a splash of cream
  6. Turn off the heat and add the rest of the butter

  7. Let it melt

  8. Garnish with some chopped fresh parsley and green onions
  9. Enjoy with grits, pasta, or your favorite sides

For the grits

  1. In a saucepan combine the milk and seasoning
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Incorporate the grits and cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally
  4. Incorporate the cheese
  5. Turn off the heat and cover the saucepan
  6. Let rest for about 5 minutes
  7. Remove the garlic heads and bay leaf
  8. Enjoy with the creamy shrimp sauce