Monday, September 9, 2013

Shrimp & Grits

YUM!

Can you believe that I have lived in the south for over three years and never had grits until last night? They never appealed to me because they look like cream of wheat (yuck). Since I do love shrimp I figured shrimp and grits, a southern favorite, would be a great introduction for me. Rhonda McCanless shared this recipe on facebook a few weeks ago. Her family loved it and I can see why, it is fantastic! I didn't stray too far from the recipe. I added a little less mushrooms (Jeff isn't a fan of them cooked) and probably more green onion. The time frame of cooking was right on... the shrimp was done to perfection. I had all the ingredients chopped, measured and ready to dump in at just the right time. The sauce and grits melded together beautifully. I savored every bite.

Here is a link to the recipe: Shrimp and Grits

Seagrove potter neighbors, Meredith Heywood and Tom Gray both filled me on FB about the deliciousness of yellow grits. Tom even told me about a mill, not far from here, where you can have them ground to your liking. I think it's time for a field trip.

Y'all have a happy Monday!



6 comments:

  1. Those look delicious. It's been a long time since I've had any shrimp and grits but you now have me inspired.

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  2. You know that man that follows me around is from the north- but he was introduced to grits while in Florida as a kid.
    He was the bigger fan when we married.
    With hands on instructions from my dear mother I can make you some fabulous grits.
    I have to check your recipe against mine.
    I have tried shrimp and grits many places when we travel.
    There is a place close by where I had some of the best I have eaten out.... we do love our grits.

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  3. My wife is southern too....and introduced me to grits also! pretty versatile....

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  4. Meredith, this recipe came from cooking light magazine, so it's probably a little lighter than a more traditional southern recipe.

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  5. Beautifully presented and looks oh so delicious, but I am just wondering (shyly - I really should know). But what are grits, creamed cornmeal? Like shrimp on pasta but on a corn base instead? I'll have to learn all of this soon. I'm dipping my foot into grits with the hope of lots of southern gusto real soon.

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  6. Linda, It's a great question! I didn't really know either. Here is what wikipedia says: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grits

    They sort of have the pasta texture, with a corn flavor. they really picked up the spicy flavor in the shrimp sauce. I really didn't think I would like them.

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