• 50 minutes
  • Serves 8

A heaping bowl of shrimp and grits is a Southern specialty, but why not go the extra mile and Tex-ify it?

The Texas Gulf Shrimp and Grits from Central Market is a tribute to the Gulf Coast, characterized by fresh large shrimp, rich Andouille Sausage, and fiery flavors only found on the Texas/Louisiana border. While this intensely savory dish can be enjoyed any time of year, we find it especially comforting now, when the first hints of Fall have crept into the air.

Texas Gulf Shrimp and Grits 2


  • 8 oz Andouille Sausage, diced (Central Market Andouille Sausage, cooked)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/4 lb large shrimp, raw, peeled, and deveined
  • 1 sweet onion (medium), chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 cloves white garlic, sliced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 14 oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 1 1/2 cups hominy grits, regular, uncooked
  • 1 Tbsp oregano, chopped


  1. Cook sausage in a large Dutch oven over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until browned, stirring often. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain. Reserve drippings in Dutch oven.
  2. Stir olive oil into sausage drippings. In batches, cook the shrimp in the hot drippings over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove with slotted spoon. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Sauté onion and celery in Dutch oven for about 5 minutes until tender. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Stir in wine and cook about 5 minutes until reduced by half. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, green onions, Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  4. Whisk in grits, return to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low to simmer, stirring occasionally for about 20-25 minutes, until thickened. Stir in oregano, sausage and shrimp. Cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve immediately.

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