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Try One of Alexander’s Most Popular Cooking Demo Recipes: Shrimp & Grits Sauce

Shrimp and Grits Sauce recipe


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


  1. Render down the bacon, sausage or ham in sauce pot on medium heat until crispy.

  2. Add the onion, peppers and garlic – sauté for 5 - 7 minutes until translucent and soft.

  3. Add 1 tbsp of butter – once butter melts, add Cajun seasoning and let summer for 5 min.

  4. Slowly add the milk while whisking to avoid lumps, then add heavy cream.

  5. Simmer the sauce for 25 - 30 minutes (you want the raw flour taste to be completely gone).

  6. 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.

Shrimp and Grits

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.


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