Pamlico Sound Shrimp & Grits

Presented by Kevin O'Connell, The Produce Box

20-25 medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)

1/2 cup diced sweet peppers

1/4 cup diced onion

1 clove minced garlic

Two slices bacon, diced

1 cup heavy cream

1 tsp corn starch

1 tsp Cajun spice

4 cups cooked grits (per directions)

1/4 cup thin sliced scallions for garnish

Stir cornstarch into heavy cream, place in small pot and simmer on medium to low heat until thickened. 5 mins.

Place bacon in large saute pan and render until slightly crispy. Increase heat to medium high. Add peppers, onions, and seasoning. Saute for 2-3 mins. Add shrimp, cook for 2 additional mins, add cream, lower heat and simmer for one min. Serve atop hot grits in a medium size bowl, and garnish with scallions.  Enjoy!!

Strawberry Bibb Salad- Serves 4-5

1 head Bibb Lettuce

6-8  fresh strawberries (topped and sliced)

1-2 oz. Fresh Goat Cheese (flavored or not)

1-2 oz. Balsamic Vinegar Reduction ( Balsamic vinegar simmered, and reduced by 1/2)

Remove core from lettuce and wash. Arrange in large serving bowl around rim. Top with berries and sprinkle with cheese. Lightly drizzle with balsamic and serve.