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Dale Gray Makes a ‘Quick Weeknight Dinner’ by Swapping Grits with Corn in This Shrimp Recipe

Recipes - Greek-Style Shrimp With Creamed Corn
Dale Grey’s Greek-Fashion Shrimp with Creamed Corn.Picture:

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“I wished to arrange a fast weeknight dinner that echoed southern shrimp and grits,” says meals blogger Dale Grey. “Since my aim was pace, changing slow-cooking grits with recent corn made sense.”

“It helps to have a bag of frozen shrimp available to cook dinner up this recipe at a second’s discover,” provides Grey. Thaw the shrimp in chilly water for quarter-hour, after which pat dry earlier than cooking.

She included the “flavorful” recipe in her cookbook South of Someplace “after seeing the entire empty plates and joyful faces at dinner,” she says. It was a “no-brainer.”

Grey lives in Mississippi however grew up in South Africa, the place “Greek influences are robust,” she says, “so I attempt to incorporate these flavors into my cooking every time attainable,” together with on this dish.

Dale Grey’s Greek-Fashion Shrimp with Creamed Corn

3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

½ cup finely chopped yellow onion (from 1 small onion)

4 giant garlic cloves, minced

4 cups recent yellow corn kernels (from 5 medium ears)

½ cup lower-sodium rooster broth

2 oz. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (about ½ cup)

¼ cup heavy whipping cream

1 lb. extra-large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tsp. Greek seasoning (corresponding to Cavender’s)

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 Tbsp. recent lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

½ tsp. black pepper

¼ tsp. kosher salt

¼ cup roughly chopped recent chives, tarragon, basil and/or oregano

 Warmth 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a big saucepan over medium. Add onion, and cook dinner, stirring sometimes, till beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add minced garlic, and cook dinner, stirring always, till onion is translucent and garlic is aromatic, about 1 minute.

 Add corn and rooster broth; cowl and cook dinner over medium, undisturbed, till corn is tender and inventory is diminished by half, 5 to six minutes. Cut back warmth to low; add Parmesan and heavy cream, stirring always till cheese is melted and sauce is barely thickened, about 2 minutes. Cowl and put aside whereas getting ready shrimp.

 Place shrimp, Greek seasoning and garlic powder in a big bowl, and toss till shrimp are totally coated in spice combination. Warmth remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a big skillet over medium. As soon as oil is sizzling, add shrimp in an excellent layer; cook dinner till shrimp simply flip pink and opaque, about 2 minutes, flipping shrimp as soon as midway by cooking time. Stir in lemon juice, pepper and salt. Season with further pepper and salt to style. Take away from warmth.

 Scatter shrimp on prime of creamed corn; sprinkle with herbs. Serve instantly.

 4 half-hour 35 minutes

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