Monday, February 17, 2014

Shrimp and Grits

This is simply one of my favorite meals.  There is nothing quite like good bowl of shrimp and grits.
 I use stone ground grits and make them in milk with salt, pepper and butter.

 You just whisk the grits into the boiling milk and then let them simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes.  I mixed in some shredded white cheddar too.

 I sauteed some tasso, onions, garlic and green and red peppers in some butter just until they began to soften.  Then I just scoot them to the side and throw in some shrimp and add a cup of chicken bouillon.  I added S&P, some Cajun seasoning and a shot of hot sauce.  Cook, tossing the shrimp until the shrimp turn pink.

 Place a big scoop of the grits in the middle of a bowl and surround them with some of the shrimp and sauce.  Sprinkle some sliced green onions over the top.

15 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

SHRIMP is one of my favorite foods. And I just had some grits this morning. This dish of yours sounds divine.

Mary Ann said...

Whew! Lost me on this one, cannot eat crustaceans!

Margaret said...

I have always wanted a good recipe for this. Shrimp & Grits are not eaten in my area but I LOVE grits! My kids love them for breakfast.I will surely try this recipe! Maggie

Patty Woodland said...

I could sit and eat cheesy grits all day long

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

This looks delicious! But I'm not sure what grits are.
If I understand things right it's made from corn? Like a kind of porridge?

I must try this if I can find it over here :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Nellie said...

Yum! One of my favorites!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Grits! I think they are love or strongly dislike food--I fall into the second category

Guillaume said...

i love shrimps. Need to try something like that.

sandra hagan said...

Shrimp and Grits is one of my favorite meals too.

Must try your addition of milk in cooking the grits.

Yum.

Barb said...

What a great combination. Looks wonderful!

1st Man said...

OH MY YUM! Looks wonderful, might have to talk 2nd Man into this soon. :-)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Grits were served at a little diner I went to this past weekend. Everybody enjoyed them but me. I'm wondering if having all that deliciousness on top would have made a difference. Because your grits look mouth watering.

Karin said...

grits are not something common here in WA, but I love hominy and corn, so I am going to give this a try! Tasso isn't common either, so I might have to use bacon instead.

Kay said...

I love shrimp and this looks soooo delicious! Yum!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh good lord! I nearly missed this recipe! Everything here are favorites of mine. What a wonderful dish. Coming from a Southern family, this really does appeal to me.