Sunday, March 1, 2009

Shrimp and Cheese Grits

First time making Shrimp and Grits for me even though
we have lived in Georgia for about 16 years.

I have never really thought about making them and I
don't know why all of a sudden they came to my mind ~
but I'm glad I they did because this is a great dish!

So, with a little help from Bobby Flay I made:

Shrimp served on Cheese Grits

4 cups water
Salt and pepper
1 cup stone-ground grits
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 slices bacon, chopped
4 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 cup thinly sliced scallions
1 large clove garlic, minced
Bring water to a boil. Add salt and pepper. Add grits and cook until water is absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese.

Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned; drain well. In grease, add shrimp. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Add lemon juice, chopped bacon, parsley, scallions and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes.

Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture and mix well. Serve immediately.

MMM, MMM, Very Good! What a great combination of flavors.

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