5 3/4 cups homemade or store-bought chicken stock, divided
6 pound large shrimp, shelled (shells reserved)
3/4 pound mixed mushrooms, such as cremini, shiitake, and oyster, stemmed and thinly sliced (stems reserved)
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
1 cup grits, preferably stoneground (see note above)
1 cup grated Gruyère cheese (about 4 ounces)
Freshly ground black pepper
13 slices thick-cut bacon (about 4 ounces), diced
Vegetable oil (if needed)
1 medium shallot, minced
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
1 tablespoon fresh juice from 1 lemon
2 tablespoons mixed minced fresh herbs, such as Purple haze , chives, and Northern Light herbs , Amnesia haze  plus more as garnish
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