shrimp and grits

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by miamirick, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    allright     i keep seeing shows and hearing about how good  shrimp and grits are  

    so whos got a good recipe so we can try it out?
     
  2. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have one on my other PC that is well tested and one we use with the 4H kids we teach. I will post it later this evening
     
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  5. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yes, you should ALWAYS listen to cowgirl!!  That one right there knows her stuff! [​IMG]

    Don't knock the "grits" part of the recipe that I linked to above, though.  It looks pretty authentic.  And I'm from Georgia so I know about some grits!
     
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here is the recipe I promised - the shrimp are not smoked but that is can be easily rectified

    This one has been made at least 50 times with great reviews

    Shrimp and Grits

    Cheese Grits first:

    4 cups water

    1 cup grits

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    4 tablespoons butter

    1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

    1/2 cup grated parmesan

    pinch each white pepper, cayenne and nutmeg

    Bring the water to a boil.  Slowly stir in the grits.  Reduce heat and continue cooking, stirring frequently for about 20 minutes for until the grits are thick and tender.  Stir in salt and butter.   Stir in cheeses and seasonings.  Adjust to taste. 

    Makes 4 cups cooked grits.

    Shrimps next:

    1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined

    8 slices thick cut bacon

    oil

    2 cups sliced mushrooms

    1 cup sliced scallions

    2 cloves garlic

    4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

    hot sauce to taste

    chopped fresh parsley

    salt and pepper

    Washand pat dry the shrimp.  Dice the bacon and cook in a little oil until just crisp.  Drain bacon and reserve.  In remaining oil, add garlic, mushrooms and scallions until just tender.  Add shrimp, lemon juice, salt and pepper and hot sauce to taste.

    Serve immediately on top of grits and sprinkle with parsley.

    Hope you enjoy
     
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  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    lol Bret...thanks! lol  [​IMG]

    Love the looks of that recipe Scarbelly!  Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those pics from Scarbelly & Jeanie look great, but I think if I went into a PA grocery store, and asked for Grits, I'd have to wearing a mask. That would be like you guys trying to buy real scrapple or shoofly pie.

    Bear
     
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  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    lol Good point Bear! lol

    I do love scrapple though... [​IMG]
     
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Bear

    I did a quick search on Google and here are some comments from Chowhound from folks looking for Grits and here is what I found for you

    I don't know how picky you are, but we just buy our grits at the superfresh.
    Pretty basic, dirt cheap, tasty. But i don't know from grits, it's possible purists/southerners would be horrified. They're not instant, though, that much I can say for sure.

    I would try Whole Foods. They have lots of different grains


    Just got back from Reading Terminal. Kauffman's carries grits (and a million other types of grains).

    Good luck

    Gary
     

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