Courtesy Urban Field Pizza & Market
10 large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 stalk celery, fine dice
½ small onion, fine dice
4 garlic cloves, fine dice
1 fresh tomato, large dice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ cup olive oil
Creole seasoning (favorite brand)
Ground black pepper
4-5 basil leaves
First: Pour yourself a drink and turn on your favorite music. Sauté celery, onion, and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until translucent with a pinch of salt and pepper. Set off to the side for later.
Second: Cook grits according to manufacturers directions and keep warm.
Third: Get a large sauté pan hot and add olive oil. Toss shrimp in creole seasoning and place into the hot sauté pan, turn heat to medium high. Cook for 2 minutes and then flip. Add your reserved celery, onion and garlic, tomatoes, and butter. Cook until the tomatoes have softened and the shrimp are cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes. Don’t forget to add the love!
Fourth: To plate, put the grits in the bottom of a bowl, lay the shrimp on top of the grits, add the vegetables and all of the delicious butter sauce, and finish with a sprinkle of freshly torn basil and a lemon wedge.