Shrimp and Grits in Tasso Cream Sauce

  • Yield servings

The low-country classic gets a spicy cajun seasoning in this creamy and ultra comforting dish from the King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island.

Teresa Blackburn

In this versatile recipe you can cook the shrimp as instructed below to give them a crispy cajun coating, or create a creamier version with just one pan. For the creamy version, simply prepare the vegetables and ham, add the uncooked shrimp and seasoning to the mix, cook through then add the cream and Asiago cheese.


1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup tasso ham
1/4 cup kernal corn
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
1/2 cup wild georgia shrimp
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
1/4 cup asiago cheese
-- salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare two saucepans. In one pan, saute shrimp with cajun seasoning and a drizzling of olive oil until cooked through.
  2. In the second pan, saute chopped tasso over medium heat. Add green onions and saute until wilted. Add corn and tomatoes and cook until heated.
  3. Add heavy whipping cream and Asiago to vegetable and ham mix. 
  4. Pour sauce mixture over grits prepared according to package directions and top with shrimp.

—Recipe courtesy of The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, St. Simons, Ga.




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