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Georgia Inspired Shrimp and Grits with Caramelized Vidalia Onions

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Nov 15th, 2016



  • 1 cup Gayla’s Grits
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 8 oz. of Sweet Grass Dairy Green Hill Cheese
  • 1 large Vidalia onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp. of Georgia Olive Farm Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp. of salt
  • 1 tsp. of sugar
  • 1 pound of large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 stick of butter melted
  • 2 tbsp. of chopped fresh rosemary


For the grits

  1. Bring the chicken broth, butter and pepper to a boil.
  2. Add the grits to the broth mixture and cook covered over low to medium heat for one hour stirring frequently.
  3. Add water ¼ of a cup at a time as needed during the cooking to keep the grits from sticking.
  4. During the last 15 minutes of cooking add the cheese to the grits and stir to allow it to dissolve into the grits. This part alone is creamy delicious comfort food.

For the onions

  1. Place the olive oil in a skillet over low to medium heat, add the Vidalia onion, salt, and sugar.
  2. Cook for 20 minutes until caramelized.

For the shrimp

  1. Spread the shrimp on a greased baking sheet. Melt the butter and mix in the garlic and rosemary.
  2. Pour the butter mixture over the shrimp and roast the shrimp in a 400 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

To serve

  1. Ladle the grits into 4 large serving bowls and top equal portions of the onions.
  2. Place equal portions of the grits around the edges of the bowls.


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Kiwfruit Shrimp Banh Mi

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Oct 4th, 2016



Add a new twist to kiwi fruit with this nutrient-enriched and easy-to-make recipe!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Makes: 4 servings


  • 2 green kiwifruit, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 16 medium shrimp, cooked and peeled
  • 1/2 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cucumbers, seeded, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, packed
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons siracha chile sauce or favorite chili sauce
  • 4 french-style baguettes (6-inches long)


  1. Combine kiwifruit, shrimp, carrots, cucumbers, onions, cilantro, lime juice, sugar and fish sauce in medium bowl.
  2. Blend mayonnaise and Siracha Chili Sauce in small bowl. Spread mixture onto baguettes; stuff with kiwifruit filling.

Nutrition Facts:

Per serving (1 sandwich)

  • 250 Calories
  • 11g Protein
  • 44g Carbohydrate
  • 4g Fiber
  • 3g Fat
  • 0g Sat. Fat
  • 0g Trans Fat
  • 35mg Cholesterol
  • 690mg Sodium


Recipe courtesy of www.zesprikiwi.com

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Grilled shrimp with caponata and celeriac purée

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Sep 24th, 2013


Grilled shrimp with caponata and celeriac purée


  • 12 pieces grilled shrimp


  • ½ onion finely diced
  • 2 cups  / 500 mls corn
  • ¼ head of cauliflower cut into small pieces
  • 2 table spoons / 30 mls Irresistibles Black Olive Tapenade

Celeriac puree

  • 1 p/c peeled and cubed celeriac
  • 2 p/c thyme
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 ½ cups / 375 mls of extra virgin olive oil


Celeriac puree

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over low heat just until it simmers. Add herbs and garlic and poach until it is soft, stirring frequently. Place celeriac in a blender, continually adding the poaching oil until you get a smooth puree, salt and white pepper to taste.


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add the finely chopped onions and stir to prevent sticking or burning. Once the onions are translucent add cauliflower, corn and olive tapenade.
  2. This dish should start with the Celeriac puree on the bottom of the plate and then the Caponata, topped with the Shrimp.
  3. The shrimp will require 2 minutes per side on medium-high heat on the BBQ.

Developed by Chef Robert Mills, Executive Chef Thompson Hotel

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