Monday, March 12, 2012

Shrimp And Grits

Do you like shrimp and grits? Well, I live in the South and have never made them and decided that I needed too. I was pretty excited about how they turned out.


It was probably one of the easiest dishes to fix. I picked up some fresh shrimp and mushrooms at Whole foods and went to town.

I started out by taking the shells off and rising the shrimp.


I chopped up 1/2 of an onion, 2 garlic cloves and a bunch of mushrooms.


I sautéed the veggies in a little olive oil until they were nice and juicy.


While the veggies were cooking I cooked the corn grits in water. It takes about 20 min for them to cook. I made a little extra so I could have cheese grits the next morning! Yum!

After the veggies were cooked I set them a side and cooked the shrimp.


Once the shrimp was cooked all the way through I combined the veggies and shrimp sautéed for a couple more minutes.


Once the grits had cooked for 20 min I added 1 cup of cheddar cheese


And one tablespoon of lemon juice


Mix it all together and you have cheese grits! If you like your grits a little more runnier you can add water or milk.


You can salt and pepper to taste. I just served the shrimp and veggies on top.


For those of you that don’t think this combination goes well together, well it does! Winking smile