Charleston Shrimp 'n' Gravy

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Authentic original Charleston favorite shrimp recipe usually served as 'shrimp n grits.' Serve over fresh hot grits, rice, or biscuits.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt with no MSG

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • garlic powder to taste

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock

  • 1 green onion, chopped

Directions

  1. Place the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry until browned, then remove to paper towels to drain. Add the butter to the bacon grease. When the butter begins to sizzle, sprinkle 3 tablespoons of flour over it. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for about 12 minutes, stirring frequently, until dark brown. Don't let it scorch - if it starts to, just reduce the heat.

  2. When the roux reaches dark brown, increase the heat to medium-high, and add the onions and bell pepper. Cook and stir for a couple of minutes, just until softened. Meanwhile, place the shrimp in a bowl, and toss with seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder, and remaining flour. Pour into the pan, and stir constantly for 1 minute. Whisk in the chicken stock, and reduce the heat to low. Cook for just a few minutes to thicken the broth. Don't cook much longer, or the shrimp will become tough. Sprinkle the chopped green onion over it, and remove from the heat. Serve over fresh hot grits, rice or biscuits. Crumble the bacon slices on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
11g Fat
13g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 1088mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 29mg 146%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 381mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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