Shrimp + Grits

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I love an excuse to wear a floor length gown. I just really shine in them, ya know?

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Friday was the military ball. Oh how I wish all of you could have been flies on the wall. It was that kind of evening.

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Dinner was what you expect banquet, military food to be. I had a piece of lasagna & a potato that they shaped into a flower? I’m really not sure but I applaud the effort.

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We were so looking forward to dancing the night away. All we wanted to do was bust several moves. Then the DJ played Cotton Eyed Joe & 18 other line dances in a row & it was time to go.

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We did, however, pick up 2 large pizzas afterward & I just hair flipped all the way home.

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Time: 45 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of grits
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of vegetable stock
  • 6-8 strips of bacon, cut in chunks
  • 1 lb. of raw shrimp
  • 1/4 cup of green onions, sliced
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. of creole seasoning
  • S+P, to taste
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded

How to:

  • Bring water + stock + S+P to a boil in a saucepan
  • Add grits, cover + cook on low heat until liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes
  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a dry skillet over medium heat until desired crispiness
  • Lay on a paper towel lined plate
  • Add shrimp to the skillet you cooked the bacon in
  • Add creole seasoning + S+P
  • When shrimp are almost completely cooked, add bacon + green onion + lemon + garlic, cook another 2 minutes
  • Once grits are cooked, stir in cheese + S+P
  • Serve shrimp over grits with some extra green onion
  • Give me a call + tell me thank you
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13 thoughts on “Shrimp + Grits

  1. Dana Fashina says:

    You look incredible Rachel!!
    Cracking up at “Then the DJ played Cotton Eyed Joe & 18 other line dances in a row & it was time to go.”
    Hahaha!!!
    I’d like to be a fly on your kitchen wall just for this.

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  2. Danika Maia says:

    Hahaha the potato flower sounds hilarious but that dress is no laughing matter! Grits is a funny thing I grew up in California and now live in Copenhagen so I’ve never really had it at all and I feel like it’s too late for grits and I… we just weren’t meant to be!

    Danika Maia
    http://www.danikamaia.com

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