Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart
Yield:
24 cakes
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Slowly sprinkle the grits into boiling water, stirring constantly with a whisk. Reduce heat to medium, and stir constantly until the mixture is thick, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the pan from heat, and stir in cheddar, cumin, cayenne, salt, pepper, and scallions.

Pour the mixture into a buttered 13 by 18-inch baking pan, and smooth out to a 1/2-inch-thick layer. Using a 2 1/2-inch-round cookie cutter, lightly mark out 24 circles in the grits. Press a shrimp half into each circle. Cover with plastic wrap, press down lightly to smooth, and chill until set, 1 to 2 hours.

Combine the flour and cornmeal in a small bowl. Using a cookie cutter, cut the grits along the marked lines into rounds, keeping the shrimp centered in each circle. Heat 1 teaspoon butter and enough oil to cover the bottom of a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dredge the cakes in the flour mixture, and saute, 8 at a time, until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Wipe out the skillet, and repeat, adding more butter and oil, until all cakes are cooked. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Top with a scant teaspoon of seven-pepper jelly and scallion greens; serve warm.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Shrimp and Grits

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Shrimp and Grits

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Shrimp Skewers

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Spicy Low-Country Shrimp and Grits

Recipe courtesy of Jason Hernandez

Shrimp and Tasso Gravy over Yellow Grits

Recipe courtesy of Stephen Crowe

Pineapple Upside-Down Grit Cake

Recipe courtesy of Gina Neely|Pat Neely

Shrimp Scampi

Recipe courtesy of Lidia Bastianich

Baked Cheese Grits

Recipe courtesy of Tanya Holland

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cupcake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c
          powered by PubExchange

          Get Cooking