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Lanie’s Shrimp ‘n Grits

shrimp 'n grits
At the finest restaurant in Tuscaloosa during parents’ weekend last fall I discovered my all-time favorite dish, shrimp ‘n grits. How could I have spent several years in Memphis after graduating college and almost 10 years in Houston since getting married and never have heard of this wonderfully sophisticated comfort food before? When a Food Network Star contestant, who positions herself as having a Southern flair, presented shrimp ‘n grits for her competition recently, I was inspired to develop my own creation. I debuted my dish when step-Daughter visited home prior to the start of sorority rush and fall classes, and we thought it was pretty darn delicious. This is my recipe:

Grits, adapted from Mimi’s recipe

Boil: 4 cups water.
Add and cook: 1 cup 5-minute grits.
Remove from heat and season with: 3 tsp Lawry’s season salt + 1 tsp Lawry’s pepper medley.
Stir in to melt: 3 Tbs butter + 2 cups shredded cheddar.

Shrimp Deliciousness

Rinse and pat dry 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined (it’s okay to buy frozen); season with salt + pepper.
Fry: 6 slices bacon, chopped; remove from pan and pour off most bacon grease.
Saute in the remaining bacon grease: the shrimp, just until pink.
Add and saute 1-3 minutes more to soften vegetables:
2-3 thinly sliced scallions;
1 Roma tomato, cored, seeded and diced;
1 large garlic clove, minced;
2 Tbs fresh parsley, chopped.
Deglaze pan: splash chicken stock.
Whisk in: 1 tsp tomato paste.
Squeeze over the shrimp: fresh juice from 1/2-1 lemon.
Toss in: the bacon.

Spoon grits into bowl. Serve shrimp deliciousness over grits. Yum!


About Lanie Brown, Texas real estate broker

Hi, my name is Lanie Brown. Like to write, cook, bake, decorate and redecorate, celebrate, work real estate. Strive to be a Godly wife, good neighbor, giving friend. Texas Hill Country is my promised land! #sagelanereal

2 responses »

  1. Shrimp and Grits — FABULOUS! and thanks for stopping by my blog.

    • You’re welcome, Glyn; thanks for stopping by mine. Besides our mutual interest in sharing about cooking, I visited your blog because you proclaim your faith.


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