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“Clipped from the AJC, this recipe is from Goldfish restaurant in Atlanta. I have had this dish many times and it is superb. I was thrilled to find the recipe and wanted to share it here on zaar. Note: If fat is a concern, substitute low-sodium chicken broth for the half and half and cream.”
1hr 40mins

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  1. To make the marinara sauce: Blanch organic tomatoes. Remove skin and seeds and roughly chop. Set aside.
  2. In a large saute pot, add oil. Saute garlic and shallots until translucent. Add reserved fresh tomatoes and canned tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes over low heat. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Add parsley and basil and stir to combine.
  3. While the marinara sauce is simmering, prepare the grits:.
  4. In a large pot, combine half and half and cream and bring to a boil (watch carefully to make sure it doesn't overflow). Add grits, garlic and salt. reduce heat and slowly cook, stirring frequently, scraping the bottom of the pan, until grits liquid is absorbed and grits are cooked and tender, about 45 minutes. Add cheese and stir until combined.
  5. To make the shrimp and sausage: In a saute pan over medium-high heat, add oil. Add shrimp and cook until translucent. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium, add sausage and cook for 1 minute. add marinara sauce and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. On individual bowls or plates, place 1/2 cup cooked grits. Divide shrimp and marinara between plates and place beside grits. Drizzle basil oil on shrimp and top with chopped chives.

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