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At Dirk's
we carriy many additional items to complete and complement your favorite recipe such as:
- Select Fresh   
- Fresh Breads
- Fresh Chips &
- Parchment Paper
    (by the sheet)
- Seafood Utensils
and more.....

Shrimp Gravy
  • This gravy was made for our Cheesy Grits but you mayfind many other great uses for it, such as sauce for fish or vegetables.
  • Substitute crayfish meat for a Mardi Gras or cajun celebration!
  • We now only use Laughing Bird white Caribbean shrimp for this recipe. These fresh shrimp are so sweet and flavorful for this recipe and cooking a smaller shrimp gives you more shrimp per bite!
  • Laughing Bird Shrimp are probably one of the best sustainable shrimp you can purchase.

  • 1/4 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups shrimp (or lobster) stock
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teapoon Sriracha hot sauce (or 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper)
  • 2 cups small shrimp, peeled and deveined ( I prefer Laughing Bird but gulf or pacific white shrimp work well. Do not use tiger shrimp)

  • Melt butter in saucepan, saute onions and garlic until soft, about 3 minutes. Add shrimp, cook 2 to 3 minutes, stir in salt and pepper. Add flour, stirring well, cook about 3 minutes. Add tomato paste, ketchup, and worcestershire. Stir in stock, bring to a boil. Taste for salt, adjust if necessary.
  • Makes enough for a batch of Cheesy Grits or 2 to3 pounds of fish and/or vegetables. Enjoy!
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