Stuffed Shrimp & Grits Collard Green Rolls

Stuffed Shrimp & Grits Collard Green Rolls

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The African Diaspora & Afro-Futurism

When deciphering a modern take on recipes that reflect Afrofuturism and the African Diaspora, I wanted to develop a recipe that had classic and traditional flavors, with a modern take. Stuffed Shrimp & Grits Collard Green Rolls is what came to mind, and each component of this recipe represents a medley of the history of the African Diaspora.

Historically, Africa is home to leafy greens, rooted vegetables, beans, and various different plant crops across its land. This recipe represents the abundance of leafy greens found in Central and Western Africa.
On the other hand, the shrimp and grits stuffing are traditional to Low Country cooking, from Georgia’s coast–to Louisiana’s creole flavors—a mixture of French, Spanish, and Haitian cuisines.

Taste, Look & Feel

The crunchiness of the outside layer of the steamed collard greens, combined with the creamy, traditional creole medley of shrimp & grits—creates an array of texture, and flavor.

The vibrant look of the collard green rolls, wll be gardnished with herbs, with a side of roumalade sauce for dipping.

The feel of this recipe, reflects the modern take of traditional Diaspora flavors, combining punch; all while representing the multifaceted tastes and zest of Africa, as well as Gulluh, and Low Country cuisine.

In essence, this recipes plays homage to the African Diasporaa; mixing creeole flair–all topped off with a creamy, creole roumalade sauce for dipping.

Stuffed Shrimp & Grits Collard Green Rolls

Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbs orange pepper
  • 1 cup instant grits
  • 1/2 tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 pounds collard greens
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tps seafood seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Soak collard greens overnight in orange pepper
  • Split collards, removing stem and set aside. Drain & squeeze juices from collards.
  • Bring a large pot to a roaring boil, insert steamer on top and add collard greens.
  • Steam collards for 10 minutes and remove to a cool surface.
  • Bring a small saucepan to a boil.
  • Add grits and follow specified directions, per your choice of grits.
  • Once cooled, add butter and milk.
  • In a separate skillet, add olive oil.
  • Once skillet is hot, add seasoned shrimp to pan.
  • Cook until shrimp is golden.
  • Grab your collard greens, and stuff greens with grits and shrimp mixture, creating rolls.
  • Once rolled, bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 200' to let flavors set into rolls.

Notes

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