Do you want a quick and delicious AWARD WINNING recipe from a famous chef? Try out Chef Ken Patrick‘s Southwestern Grilled Shrimp and Spicy Cheese Grits recipe.
Did we mention Chef Ken beat out a panel of other celebrity chefs with this recipe on the 2014 Fantastic Voyage? So you know it must be good! Try it out and share it with your friends and family!
FOR THE SHRIMP
2 bunches cilantro leaves, washed and dried
2 jalapeno & 1 poblano chiles
6 each garlic cloves & 1 shallot, peeled
½ teaspoon cumin powder
juice & zest of 1 lime
½ cup canola oil
12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
FOR THE GRITS
1 ½ cups water
2 cups yellow corn grits
1 each red bell peppers, diced small
1 cup pepper jack cheese, grated
½ cup scallions, chopped
1 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped fine
FOR THE SHRIMP
- Combine cilantro, jalapeño, garlic, cumin, lime juice, zest, shallot and oil in a blender.
- Blend till smooth.
- Place shrimp into large mixing bowl and pour marinate over shrimp, toss to incorporate and set in fridge for at least four hours.
- When time to serve, remove from bowl season with salt and pepper and cook in hot sauté pan or grill until cooked through.
FOR THE GRITS
- Add water to a saucepot over medium-high heat.
- Add salt.
- Heat water until boiling, begin whisking in grits and lower heat once all grits are added.
- In another sauce pot, saute red peppers, cook quickly for a minute then add pre-cooked grits.
- Stir in the rest of ingredients, season to taste. Serve hot.
- In the center of serving bowl spoon small amount of grits in center of bowl.
- Top with 3 shrimp, garnish with green onions.
- Serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy, Ken Patrick Culinary Group 2014
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1. Elaina McCann Brinson enjoying the sun on the ship deck with a beautiful view of the ocean.1 of 35
2. Juanita Bolar channeled her inner Diana Ross for 70's Night!2 of 35
3. Chello Davis had a great time hosting on the TJ Fantastic Voyage.3 of 35
4. Chante Moore with . . . could that be Spider Woman?4 of 35
5. Two lovely besties having a blast on the cruise!5 of 35
6. Tom and a guest enjoying White Night festivities.6 of 35
7. A group of some dapper dudes on the Fantastic Voyage.7 of 35
8. Thanks to Tamra Goins for this beautiful photo of St. Thomas!8 of 35
9. These cruisers hi-jacked the zipline sign for a fun photo!9 of 35
10. Disney Princesses Pocahotas, Jasmine & Snow White on Mardi Gras Night!10 of 35
11. White Night - Fabulous! Fantastic Voyage 201411 of 35
12. Selfies Sunday - Cruisers are sunkissed, tired but happy.12 of 35
13. Mom and Daughter - best time ever!13 of 35
14. Show me your cards! Fun on FV 2014 - Mardi Gras Night!14 of 35
15. Happy Fantastic Voyage Cruisers back on the plane and home-bound.15 of 35
16. These three ladies nabbed Tom for a fun pic on the deck while enjoying Ice Cube and George Clinton performances.16 of 35
17. Kym aka Wonder Woman on the cruise and Super Woman in the office.17 of 35
18. The 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion is Aug28- September 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida! For booking information, call 407-248-9191.18 of 35
19. Having fun in Grand Turks and tryin' to beat the heat!19 of 35
20. Kelly & Dessie on Mardi Gras Night! Dessie Got beads . . . Kelly, where your beads?20 of 35
21. Ms. Cathy Hughes and her sister striking a fabulous pose!21 of 35
22. Having fun while totally sober! It can be done!!!!22 of 35
23. Auntie & niece Representin' and having a blast! Go Saints!23 of 35
24. Shout out to the cruiser who shared this magnificent sunset while on the FV 14. Bless You!24 of 35
25. Darrin Henson gives props to Ms. Billie (91 years young)! She sings and dances everyday! He's in love!25 of 35
26. Super Hero Night - 2014 FV - Great Costumes!26 of 35
27. Some fitness and fun on the zipline . . . Do not try this at home!27 of 35
28. Batman is surrounded by some beautiful females on Super Hero Night!28 of 35
29. These two went green for Super Hero Night! YAY!29 of 35
30. Disney Villians; Cruelladeville, Evil Queen (complete with poison apple) and the Queen of Hearts!30 of 35
31. Thanks to Kim Floyd who shared this beautiful pic of St. Thomas!31 of 35
32. Ziplining with hubby! Don't get much better than this.32 of 35
33. Somebody is obsessed with their kicks under the blacklight! Cool...must be the 70's.33 of 35
34. Kerrie (first time on the Cruise) absolutely loooooooooooooooved everything! YaY!34 of 35
35. The 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion is Aug28- September 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida! For booking information, call 407-248-9191.35 of 35
RECIPE: Chef Ken’s Southwestern Grilled Shrimp and Spicy Cheese Grits was originally published on blackamericaweb.com