Friday, April 29, 2011

Shrimp and grits







I've had a lot to say about grits recently since Bo (of bosbowl) sent me two packages of them a month ago. It was with great sadness that I learned via his post this morning that he was in the middle of the terrible tornado devastation this week. Apparently he and his loved ones are ok. It's ironic in a way that I started this post before I knew about this. In any case, Bo, all of your many followers send you best wishes and hopes.






Peter and I collaborated on this dish last night. He tended to the stone-ground grits and I to the shrimp. I cooked the shrimp earlier in the day by poaching them in a flavored broth (3 minutes only). I thought most of the afternoon about what else to do. Then it hit me - we had a small can of plain tomato sauce which I heated up with a large dash of hot sauce and some finely chopped fresh rosemary. When the grits were ready (these were the 30 minute kind) I stirred the cooked shrimp into the sauce off the heat. Along with some roasted broccoli this was a very comforting meal. Again, thank you Bo. Be well.

10 comments:

Jenn said...

I just saw Bo's post this morning too....glad he and his family are ok!
I love shrimp and grits. Though the last time I had decent grits was like 10 years ago!! Guess it's time to start making my own :)

Pegasuslegend said...

Now this is a bowl of happiness for sure... love the shrimp and grits... great combo, awesome photo!

Bo said...

Stephen thanks all of my family was very lucky no injuries or damage. I actually like your version of shrimp and grits...I'm not a fan of that salty brown gravy that so many restaurants serve.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

I've never tried shrimp & grits, which is sad because I love both shrimp and grits!! you've inspired me Stephen, next time shrimp go on sale I'm making some of this. YUM!

Mary said...

It sounds like a wonderful meal. I'll keep it in mind when I have the right kind of grits in the house. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

Peggy said...

I love shrimp and grits! It's been a while since I've had it too, so maybe I need to get on that pronto!

Victor said...

I never have been exposed to grits. I should buy a package of grits and test it out. Thanks for the idea.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I have to confess I've never cooked grits, this looks so good I'm going to make it - love shrimp anyway!
Mary

Pam said...

I have still never had grits... this dish looks really tasty and comforting.

Chris said...

Grits, grits, love me grits! Nice improvisation on the sauce, dude. After a meal like that, I am usually in a "grits coma" for an hour or more.

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