Thursday, June 19, 2008
Shrimp and Grits
I made Shrimp and Grits last night...a South Carolina favorite...for some dear friends. Right now I am eating the leftovers for lunch and I just had to jump on here and share the recipe with you.
The shrimp are cooked a la Paula Deen from this recipe. Bacon, shrimp, green onions, lemon juice, parsley and garlic. Super duper quick and easy.
But the best grits are "Old Post Office Grits" and here is the recipe:
1 cup water
1 cup grits
1 cup half and half
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp. salt
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (optional)...I do it without!
Combine 1st 5 ingredients and cook on very low heat until boiling while stirring occasionally. Add salt and butter and cheese. Cook for about 20-30 minutes. Put in crock pot to keep warm. If using stone ground grits, it will need to cook longer.
These are the richest, most divine grits. Is this meal healthy for the body? Probably not :) But healthy for the soul? Ah yeah.