BRUCE'S SHRIMP & GRITS RECIPE

THE ONIONS

2 TBSP Bacon Fat

2 TBSP Butter

7 Cups Thinly Sliced Onions

1/4 Cup Water

1/2 TSP Salt

1/2 TSP Pepper

Juice of 1 Lemon

 

THE SHRIMP

1 1/2 Cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

1/2 Cup Cornstarch

1 Large Egg

1 Cup Vodka

1 Cup Seltzer Water

Kosher Salt To Taste

1 1/2 Lb Large Peeled Shrimp

Peanut Oil 1/4" To Cover Skillet Bottom

 

THE GRITS

1 Cup Water

5 Cups Milk or Cream

2 Cups of Grits

1 Stick of Butter

1 Cup of Grated Yellow Cheese

1/2 TSP Salt

THE PROCEDURE

Onions: Caramalize onions, melt bacon fat & butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add sliced onion & cook until tender. Add water, salt, pepper, & cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. Remove cover and cook slowly until onions reach a deep brown & have reduced to about 2 cups. Stir to prevent burning. Put lemon juice on the onions just prior to serving.

 

Shrimp: Whisk the flour, salt, & cornstarch together in a large bowl. Whisk egg & vodka in a second large bowl. Whisk seltzer into egg mixture & pour into the flour mixture. Whisk gently to combine. Preheat the oil, batter the shrimp, and add them to the skillet. Fry gently on each side & drain on a brown paper bag.

 

Grits: Bring water and cream to a boil. Add butter & salt, then whisk in the grits. Boil for 1 minute, then reduce the heat, cover and stir occasionally for 20 minutes. Blend in the cheese.

 

Serving: Place grits on each plate, top with caramalized onions & a handful of hot shrimp.

BRUCE'S BLOODY MARY MEATBALL RECIPE

The Sauce

1 jar Bruce Julian Bloody Mary Mix (Classic, 32-oz)

6 ounces tomato paste

14 ½ ounces crushed tomatoes

¼ cup brown sugar (light or dark)

1 tablespoon Bruce Julian Picanté Pepper Sauce

 

The Meatballs

1 ½ pounds ground beef

1 teaspoon Bruce Julian Bloody Mary Rimmer

1 ¼ cups Italian breadcrumbs

1 onion, minced

1 egg, beaten

¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated

 

The Preparation

•  Preheat oven to 350º

•  In a large bowl, mix beef, Rimmer, breadcrumbs, onion, and egg

•  Roll into balls, place in freezer for 30 minutes, then place on baking

    sheet lined with parchment paper

•  Place meatballs in preheated oven for 16 minutes if appetizer sized,

    25 minutes if entrée sized, turn once

•  In a large saucepan, over a low heat, combine Bruce Julian Bloody

    Mary Mix, tomato paste, crushed

   tomatoes, and brown sugar.  Cook uncovered for 30 minutes.

•  Add baked meatballs and simmer for 45 minutes.

•  If using a slow cooker, combine last two steps and simmer for an

    hour.

 

Serve as an appetizer, in a bowl over pasta, or in a hoagie for tailgating.

 

Quick Tip:  If pressed for time, use your favorite frozen meatballs.

BRUCE JULIAN BLOODY MARY GAZPACHO

The Soup

1 jar Bruce Julian Bloody Mary Mix

   (Classic, 32-oz)

1 large cucumber, seeded

2 large tomatoes, peeled

1 sweet red bell pepper

1 medium red onion

1/4 cup olive oil

 

The Crema

1 medium avocado

1 cup Greek yogurt

1 lemon, juiced

1 tsp. Bruce Julian

   Gourmet Seasoning

 

The Preparation

For the soup: reserve 1/4 of the fresh vegetables, chop coarsely. Add

remaining vegetables, oil, and Bloody Mary Mix to blender and

puree on course setting. Transfer to bowl, add reserved chopped

vegetables, chill.

 

For the crema: in a food processor, add the crema ingredients

and blend until smooth.

 

Serve in a chilled glass or bowl, add a dollop of the crema, and

garnish with Bruce Julian Sassy Spears™ or Sassy Okra™.

BRUCE JULIAN BLOODY MARY - THE CLASSIC

The Ingredients

•  4 oz Bruce Julian Bloody Mary Mix

•  2 oz Premium Vodka (Regular, Cucumber or Tomato flavored)

 

The Garnish

Bruce Julian Sassy Okra™ and Sassy Beans™

 

The Preparation

Pour some Bruce Julian Bloody Mary Rimmer onto a small plate. Rub

the juicy side of a lemon or lime wedge along the lip of your favorite

cocktail glass. Roll the outer edge of the glass in the Rimmer until fully

coated. Fill with ice, add the ingredients and stir gently. Garnish with

a handful of Bruce Julian Sassy Beans™ and Sassy Okra™.

 

Like yours spicier?

Add 2 – 3 dashes (or more) Bruce Julian Picante Pepper Sauce

THE BAR AT BRUCE JULIAN CLOTHIER

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