Wednesday, November 11, 2009

RECIPE : shrimp and grits

We tried grits for the first time a few weeks ago (warm with cheese, like in this recipe), and it's delicious. This is pretty quick and simple to make, but very tasty!

Recipe adapted from Martha Nesbit/Bobby Flay, Food Network
Serves 4

4 cups water
Salt and pepper
1 cup stone-ground grits (could substitute with polenta if you can't get grits)
2-3 tablespoons butter
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (we used a combo of mostly cheddar and some parmesan)
455g shrimp/prawns, peeled and deveined
6 rashers bacon, chopped
4 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 cup spring onions, thinly sliced
1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
we also added some cayenne pepper and a pinch of paprika for more spice

Bring 3 cups of the water to a boil. Add salt and pepper. Add grits to one cup water, mix, then stir in to the boiling water (this will help prevent lumps) and cook until water is absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese.

Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned; drain well (but leave a little fat in the pan). Add shrimp and cook until pink. Add lemon juice, bacon, parsley, spring onion and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes.

Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture and mix well. Serve immediately. (Was good with some asparagus on the side.)

1 comment:

Samantha said...

hey Kim and Jon! I love reading your blog. It seems like you are having a great time over there! Please tell me what grits are!!!!
Sammy xo