Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shrimp and Grits

     First things first…how sad that I actually have a “shrimp and grits” tag on this blog…oh well.  You may remember that sometime last week I mentioned that we would be making shrimp and grits.  I’m here to share with you probably one of the most incredible things I’ve ever eaten.  This is not an understatement.  Just wait.

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     Let me stop drooling for a minute and share the recipe!

     You will need:
          2 c. (ish) quick cook grits
          1/4 c. mayonnaise (we used Duke’s)
          bacon…a lot of it
          1/2 red onion diced
          1 lb. medium shrimp (shelled and deveined)
          1 (ish) tbsp. butter
          1 (ish) tbsp. lemon juice
          2 (ish) tbsp. hot sauce
          salt, pepper, and additional hot sauce to taste
         
     In a saucepan over medium hear, cook the bacon until crispy.  (Unless you already cut it, remove from heat and cut or crumble.)  Turn heat to medium-high, add onions and cook until they begin to soften.  Add shrimp and cook until they’re pink.  Stir in butter, lemon juice, and hot sauce.  Toss to coat the shrimp.

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     In the meantime, cook the grits according to package instructions.  When fully cooked, stir in the mayonnaise.
     Divide the grits into bowls, spoon shrimp over the top, and dive in face first!

     Adapted from:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/shrimp-and-grits-recipe/index.html  

     So so so good!  I loved it for lots of reasons but especially because it was light.  I ate plenty and didn’t feel like I had just gorged myself.  It was nothing like the shrimp and grits dressing I shared awhile ago, but it still had so much flavor.  If you aren’t quite sure what you want for dinner…make this soon.
    

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7 comments:

Kerrie said...

my brother in law always makes the most amazing shrimp and cheese grits. I've never attempted it. Looks great!

Jenna@The Life of the Wife said...

Ok I've never tried grits..ever. Is it worth it? are they really good? I'm super scared!! :)

MostWhatMatters said...

Hey! I found you through the link up Saturday! I am always looking for new recipes! Especially with Seafood. It seems like I always resort to the same style of cooking. I am your newest follower in all capacities! Check out my post if you get a chance! Amber

Marilyn Clark said...

I found you on the GFC blog hop and so glad I did because....OMG...my husband had shrimp and grits while out of town and has been begging me to find a recipe and.....you are now my hero! I can't wait to try this. I am following you on GFC and bloglovin and I'd love for you to come visit my blog sometime. Have a great day!
Marilyn
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Marilyn Clark said...

pinned and tweeted this! :D

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

I've never tried grits either. Growning up in NY I never hear about them...unless I'm watching My Cousin Vinny. Lol. I have to give 'em a try! Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.

Natasha in Oz said...

That sure does look delicious! I wish we had grits over here in Australia-I would make this in a flash! I'm going to Google+ this post and share it on twitter!

Thanks for linking up to Say G'day Saturday. This week's post is now live so I hope that you can join in again this weekend!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz