Recipe makes 4 servings
1 1/2 hot Italian sausage links, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
4 ounces country ham, cut into julienne strips
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 medium sea scallops
12 medium shrimp, peeled, and deveined
2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/4 cup sliced scallion
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
Pinch of Cajun seasoning
1/4 cup dry white wine (or water)
- Make grits: Bring water, salt, and 1 tablespoon butter to a boil in a 3-quart heavy saucepan. Whisk in grits and cook at a bare simmer, covered, stirring frequently, until grits are tender and thick, about 1 hour. Stir in cream and remaining tablespoon butter and remove from heat.
- Make topping: 15 minutes before grits are done, cook sausage and ham in 1/2 tablespoon butter in a heavy cast-iron skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until ham is golden, about 3 minutes. Transfer sausage and ham to a plate with a slotted spoon. Add 1/2 tablespoon butter to skillet and heat until foam subsides. Cook scallops until golden on both sides and just cooked through, about 2 minutes. Transfer scallops to a plate with a slotted spoon. Add another 1/2 tablespoon butter to skillet and cook shrimp, turning, until just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Stir in chorizo, ham, scallops, remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter, and remaining ingredients. Cook, stirring and scraping up any brown bits in skillet, until heated through, then season with salt and pepper.
- Serve topping over grits.
Recipe adapted from Slightly North of Broad, Charleston, South Carolina