Blackened Shrimp & Grits Sliders

Serves 12 Small Burgers
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Reach for our Chardonnay when you’re in the mood for a rich and creamy wine that delights with the fruity flair of pear, apple, and peach.

Inspired by my Southern blackened shrimp & grits, this tasty blackened shrimp slider with the addition of beef mushroom gravy will have your taste buds going wowzers!

Serves: 12 Small Burgers/Sliders


  • ½ cup Sutter Home Merlot
  • 20 shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 eggs
  • fresh basil
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup grits
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons pink sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black, white, pink and green peppercorns, cracked
  • 2 teaspoons blackened spice
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 12 sweet rolls


  1. In a food processor add your shrimp, shallots, salt, pepper, blackened spice, and turmeric, and pulse until you have ground shrimp
  2. Transfer your ground shrimp into a large bowl. Add your eggs and breadcrumbs, mix gently and form your shrimp sliders – cover then set in the refrigerator
  3. In a pot add your 2 cups of vegetable stock and bring to a boil then add your grits – lower heat, add butter and blackened spice, then cover for 20 minutes until done
  4. In fry pan on medium high heat add your extra virgin olive oil and sliced mushrooms, cook about 10 minutes until soft and stir in your ½ cup merlot, then remove from pan and set aside
  5. Add butter and flour to your pan on medium-high heat; stir until golden brown and flour is completely mixed
  6. Add your beef stock and whisk until thick
  7. Return your mushrooms into the gravy; stir and lower heat
  8. Grill your shrimp slider 2 to 3 minutes on each side until done


  1. Spread the bottom of your buns with the blackened grits and add the shrimp sliders
  2. Top with your mushroom gravy and cheese and warm on low until cheese is melted
  3. Garnish with goat cheese and fresh basil and serve with love!