Webster Kitchen: Shrimps & Gravy with Rice

Shrimps and gravy served with rice is a dish that is definitive of the Lowcountry of South Carolina and is often synonymous with Charleston, South Carolina. The recipe embodies two characteristics that are unique to this area: rice and seafood. This simple entrée is an indulgence that will win your guests many times over and save you time when looking for a quick meal that doesn’t fall short on flavor.

Ingredients

2lbs. of Medium sized shrimp, peeled and de-veined

Salt

Black Pepper

Garlic Powder

Paprika

1 Yellow Onion diced

1 Green Bell Pepper sliced strips

1 Red Bell Pepper sliced into strips

3 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons of Butter

2 Tablespoons of All Purpose Flour

1 cup of chicken stock

  1. Season shrimp with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  2. Pour Extra Virgin Olive Oil and butter to a skillet on medium heat until butter melts with the oil and forms small bubbles.
  3. Add Onions and Bell peppers to skillet. Saute for 3 minutes to soften.
  4. Toss shrimp in with the vegetables and cook until slightly pink. (Approximately 2 minutes per side)
  5. Sprinkle the flour over the pan and stir around mixture. The liquid in the skillet will begin to thicken.
  6. Slowly pour the chicken stock into the pan and stir with a spoon to avoid lumps that may form in the gravy.
  7. Simmer the mixture for 2 to 3 minutes until the shrimp are firm and pink. Season the shrimp and gravy with salt and pepper if needed.*
  8. Serve over Rice or Grits
  9. Enjoy!!!!

@AveryDibiase

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