Mary Ann’s Corn Bread Shrimp Dressing/Stuffing

Step 1: Begin with Dressing Corn Bread (feel free to make a day in advance and refrigerate)

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp sugar, optional
  • ¾ tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ + 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ vegetable oil

 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven: 425 degrees
  • Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl
  • Slowly add milk, beaten egg, chopped onion and bell pepper, and vegetable oil
  • Mix well and then set aside
  • Lightly coat the bottom of a 6-inch cast-iron skillet with additional vegetable oil and place in the preheated over for approximately 10 minutes (oil should start to smoke, just slightly)
  • Remove the skillet and add batter
  • Reduce oven heat to 400 degrees and bake for 20 to 25 minutes

 

Step 2: Time to make the Corn Bread Shrimp Dressing/Stuffing

Ingredients

  • 3 slices of white bread – toasted
  • Dressing Corn Bread (baked made in advance according to instructions above)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup of bacon drippings or vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery (including some leaves)
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 tsp rubbed sage
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp marjoram
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 ½ cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 4 -5 cans tiny shrimp

 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Placed toasted sliced bread and baked Dressing Corn Bread in a large bowl
  • Add apple cider vinegar to milk and pour over bread mixture
  • In a large skillet, melt bacon drippings or vegetable shortening and sauté onions, celery, and bell pepper until tender (but not mushy)
  • Remove from heat and add remaining seasonings and spoon into the bowl with the bread mixture
  • Add remaining ingredients, mix well
  • Pour into a well-greased casserole pan
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about one hour or until there is a crusty exterior and soft, but firm, interior.

 

ENJOY!