allright i keep seeing shows and hearing about how good shrimp and grits are
so whos got a good recipe so we can try it out?
I haven't tried it, but this one looks pretty awesome: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/ultimate-shrimp-and-grits-recipe/index.html
LOL Sorry Rick, I couldn't resist!
Yes, you should ALWAYS listen to cowgirl!! That one right there knows her stuff!
Don't knock the "grits" part of the recipe that I linked to above, though. It looks pretty authentic. And I'm from Georgia so I know about some grits!
Here is the recipe I promised - the shrimp are not smoked but that is can be easily rectified
This one has been made at least 50 times with great reviews
Shrimp and Grits
Cheese Grits first:
4 cups water
1 cup grits
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan
pinch each white pepper, cayenne and nutmeg
Bring the water to a boil. Slowly stir in the grits. Reduce heat and continue cooking, stirring frequently for about 20 minutes for until the grits are thick and tender. Stir in salt and butter. Stir in cheeses and seasonings. Adjust to taste.
Makes 4 cups cooked grits.
1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 slices thick cut bacon
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup sliced scallions
2 cloves garlic
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
hot sauce to taste
chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper
Washand pat dry the shrimp. Dice the bacon and cook in a little oil until just crisp. Drain bacon and reserve. In remaining oil, add garlic, mushrooms and scallions until just tender. Add shrimp, lemon juice, salt and pepper and hot sauce to taste.
Serve immediately on top of grits and sprinkle with parsley.
Hope you enjoy
Those pics from Scarbelly & Jeanie look great, but I think if I went into a PA grocery store, and asked for Grits, I'd have to wearing a mask. That would be like you guys trying to buy real scrapple or shoofly pie.
I did a quick search on Google and here are some comments from Chowhound from folks looking for Grits and here is what I found for you
I don't know how picky you are, but we just buy our grits at the superfresh.
Pretty basic, dirt cheap, tasty. But i don't know from grits, it's possible purists/southerners would be horrified. They're not instant, though, that much I can say for sure.
I would try Whole Foods. They have lots of different grains
Just got back from Reading Terminal. Kauffman's carries grits (and a million other types of grains).