Wednesday, September 5, 2007

South Carolina Low Country - Shrimp and Grits

First of all, let me just say that today is my son's first birthday. I am posting this on my cooking blog because a year ago, my ex-friend was just so pleased to tell me that she would love to see me in a year because there was no way I would be cooking as much as I was then. So, here on my COOKING BLOG I just wanted to say PLLBBTTTTT!!!!

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Last night I made shrimp and grits. I was exhausted from watching the football game Monday night, didn't have a whole lot in my fridge, but I did have about a pound of shrimp in the freezer leftover from when I made pad thai. I was thinking I could whip up something cajun, when I found a shrimp and grits recipe from Southern Living. I have tried many other recipes, but none have come close to the spicy, creamy concoction I had at my cousin's wedding. Well, this one came pretty darn close. First of all, it was SO SIMPLE to prepare. Everything came together in under 30 minutes. I made some changes to the recipe, most of them not on purpose, but the biggest ones were to use less butter ( 2TB) and add a bit of cream at the end to thicken the sauce a little bit more. If you don't have grits, use polenta, and I used some milk to make mine to give it a little more of a creamy texture. My one complaint is that it seemed a little to simple. I almost wish that there were onions or tomatoes in the sauce....Or maybe I was just wanted some of the steamed broccoli I made for my son to round out the meal. This one is definitely a repeater.


KAJ said...

So, I was just informed that I was disinvited from posting on this blog...can you hook me up. I totally made low country boil this weekend at the beach house, but I can do better.

Robin said...

Wow, that looks incredible! I'm always looking for something new to put over polenta!

KristiB said...

That sounds great!

And happy birthday to the little one!

KAJ said...


i just whipped out this recipe with the tomato and onion in 30 min flat! Brian and I loved it! SWEET!! This is great, I can't wait to "make it my own!"

We took a pic, but I am having trouble remembering how to do img in was great. THANKS!!

wirrek said...

Glad you liked it. Yeah - I also can't wait to make this one my own.