Friday, February 27, 2009

Shrimp and Grits: The Easy Version

A few months ago I promised to start posting a few of the recipes that I cook because if I can make it anyone can! I'm a little domestically challenged. :)

I have been getting bored with my usual recipes, so I decided to branch out and try Shrimp and Grits. Many of the Shrimp and Grits recipes I found intimidated me. There were so many ingredients, and I wasn't really sure what I was supposed to do with all of them. Although, I hear that the complicated looking Shrimp and Grits recipe is not that hard to make I decided to come up with an easy version. I cooked the easy version Thursday night, and my husband loved it! I thought I would share the "recipe" with all of my blog friends that struggle in the kitchen like I do.

Shrimp and Grits: The Easy Version
*Have your local grocery store (Kroger) cook a pound of shrimp for you in Old Bay Seasoning
*Peel your shrimp
*Cook Quick Grits according to package directions
*Once grits thicken, add spices to taste (Keep grits warm on stove while adding ingredients)
*I used salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and a Cajun seasoning. I found all these in the spice section of the grocery store.
*Add grated sharp cheddar to grits. For an extra little kick, you can use extra sharp cheddar instead.
*Serve grits in bowl and add your shrimp on top.
*If you want a little more spice, add a touch of Tabasco sauce to your serving.


Lindsey said...

I think I could make this based on the words "easy version" so I might try it, thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

I have never eaten grits (and i'm from Georgia!) ..but this looks good! :) Have a great weekend!

Jennifer said...

One of my favorites!

Peppermint Bee said...

I do believe that you have just answered my dinner question! I love grits, but I never make them. My hubby's Mom is basically Paula Deen, so I tread lightly when in comes to super Southern cuisine. Your recipe sounds super yummy!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I've never really been a big fan of grits, but I've only ever had them for brekkie, so I should try this recipe = my boyfriend loves them!

Niki said...

This is really funny because I was just talking to a friend yesterday about how I have never eaten shrimp and grits! Ironic right?? Thanks for the recipe!

Jennifer said...

This sounds so yummy! I think I'll have to try it sometime soon!

A Cincy Mama said...

Yum! I am definitely going to try this one. Thanks!

Jules said...

This sounds so good and easy!

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds really good. And I totally get your last post. I don't have baby fever, but all my friends do!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Kick it up a bit with monterey jack cheese with jalapenos. You buy the cheese with the peppers in it already. This cheese melts wonderfully.