Recipe courtesy of Holly Shimizu

Kona Coffee BBQ Shrimp and Coconut Grits

ASSEMBLY: 1) Place a scoop of grits in a small shallow bowl and top with shrimp mixture. 2) Garnish with green onions.
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  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 6-8 servings
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Ingredients

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Kona Coffee BBQ Shrimp:

Shrimp 2 pounds 

Bacon 1/2 pound 

Red Bell Peppers 2 

Green Bell Pepper 1 

Medium Onion 1 

Garlic 4 cloves 

Cajun Seasoning 1 tablespoon 

Sweet Paprika 2 teaspoons 

Chicken Stock 1 cup 

Kona BBQ Sauce 1/2 cup 

Canned Pineapple Chunks 2 cups 

Fresh Lemon Juice 2 tablespoons 

Green Onions 5 

Directions

  1. ASSEMBLY:
  2. 1) Place a scoop of grits in a small shallow bowl and top with shrimp mixture.
  3. 2) Garnish with green onions.

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  1. 1) For bacon - Chop bacon into 1/4? strips and fry until almost crispy in a large stock pot.
  2. 2) Add diced red & green bell pepper, diced onion, and minced garlic and cook until softened about 8-10 minutes.
  3. 3) Stir in Cajun seasoning and paprika and cook until fragrant - about 2 minutes.
  4. 4) Add Kona BBQ sauce and chicken stock and cook until flavors come together - about 5 minutes.
  5. 5) Stir in shrimp and cook until bright pink about 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in pineapple chunks and lemon juice.
  6. 6) For Grits - Add water and chicken stock to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  7. 7) Stir in 1 cup of grits and cook according to package directions.
  8. 8) When grits are finished cooking, remove from heat and stir in cream, coconut, smoked Gouda, and butter.
  9. 9) Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Yield: 8 servings
  11. Coconut Grits:
  12. Water 2 cups 
  13. Chicken Stock 3 cups 
  14. Shredded Unsweetened Coconut 1/2 cup 
  15. Heavy Cream 1/2 cup 
  16. Quick Grits 1 cup 
  17. Butter 4 tablespoons 
  18. Shredded Smoked Gouda 1 cup 
  19. Salt and Black Pepper To taste 
  20. 1) For Grits - Add water and chicken stock to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  21. 2) Stir in 1 cup of grits and cook according to package directions.
  22. 3) When grits are finished cooking, remove from heat and stir in cream, coconut, smoked gouda, and butter.
  23. 4) Add salt and pepper to taste.
  24. Yield: 8 servings
  25. Yield: 6-8 servings
  26. Prep Time: 45 minutes 
  27. Cook Time: 35 minutes
  28. Active Time: 10 minutes
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