Salmon Ingredients

  • salmon
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Freshly Cracked Black Peppercorns

Shrimp Ingredients:

  • 2 cups prepared shrimp
  • 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Grits Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock, chicken bone stock, vegetable stock, or water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cup yellow corn grits
  • 4 slices of unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup mild or sharp freshly cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated smoked gouda cheese


Salmon Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Rinse the salmon with cool water and pat dry with paper towels, brush the salmon on both sides with EVOO, then add sea salt and freshly cracked black peppercorns to your liking.
  3. Place the salmon on a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil.
  4. Place the sheet pan on the middle rack of the oven and cook for 45 minutes.
  5. Remove the salmon from the oven and serve.

Shrimp Directions:

  1. If you have an Instant Pot, remove the lid then select the Saute function. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can saute the shrimp with a skillet on the stove.
  2. Add half a stick of unsalted butter and a quarter cup of olive oil.
  3. When the butter and oil mixture is hot, add the shrimp.
  4. Dust the shrimp with Cajun seasoning.
  5. Cook for about five minutes then remove the shrimp using a slotted spoon.
  6. Serve.

Grits Directions:

  1. Place a medium stockpot over medium-high heat, add the chicken bone stock and heavy cream mixture.
  2. When the mixture begins to boil, stir in the grits using a wire whisk or fork; keep stirring until nearly all of the liquid has been absorbed into the grits.
  3. Next, fold in the butter and cheese and keep stirring until the butter cheese has melted and is fully incorporated into the cooked grits.
  4. Remove the stockpot from the stovetop and serve immediately.
  5. Spoon the cheesy grits into a dish and top with the broccoli rabe, zucchini and shrimp.
  6. Add diced red onion and green onion.
  7. Serve.