Try One of Alexander’s Most Popular Cooking Demo Recipes: Shrimp & Grits Sauce
4 oz. smoked bacon, sausage or Tasso ham
1 cup dice bell peppers
½ cup diced yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp flour
2 tbsp butter
1 lemon, juiced
1 qt whole milk
½ cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste
½ tbsp Cajun seasoning
Render down the bacon, sausage or ham in sauce pot on medium heat until crispy.
Add the onion, peppers and garlic – sauté for 5 - 7 minutes until translucent and soft.
Add 1 tbsp of butter – once butter melts, add Cajun seasoning and let summer for 5 min.
Slowly add the milk while whisking to avoid lumps, then add heavy cream.
Simmer the sauce for 25 - 30 minutes (you want the raw flour taste to be completely gone).
Remove the sauce from the heat – add the remaining tbsp butter, lemon juice, and salt & pepper to taste. Use sauce immediately or refrigerate for up to 4 days.
Time to get cooking! Try this recipe at home and bring the tastes of Palmetto Dunes to your kitchen. (Feel free to share a photo of your dish and tag @alexandershhi on Instagram). All Alexander’s Cooking Demonstrations are $25 a person and includes a glass of sparkling wine and culinary gift to take home. We hope to see you at Alexander’s Restaurant your next Hilton Head Island vacation for a cooking demo, wine dinner or lagoon side dinner. To view the upcoming Cooking Demo lineup and reserve your spot, click here.