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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Foodie Friday

I have been asked so many times for this recipe,
that I thought I would share. 
Perfect during Lent.
A southern classic.

Shrimp and Grits
This is my mother's recipe 
She has made this for years 
and to date, it is the BEST I have ever had!

For the Grits:
Box of Chicken Broth
1 pt heavy whipping cream
2 cups yellow grits
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt to taste
Bring Chicken broth, garlic powder, and cream to a boil. 
Stir in grits, stir.
Cover reduce heat and simmer for about five minutes.
Salt to tast and if too thick add a touch of cream.
Set aside.

Peeled, raw,  clean shrimp
TBL bacon drippings
Cajun seasoning ( Tony Chacher's)
fresh green beans
minced garlic (to taste)
finely chopped tomato
finely chopped onion
1/4 cup white wine
pat of butter
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Dust shrimp with Cajun seasoning and set aside
add bacon drippings to skillet and sautee green beans
until they turn a darker green.
Set aside.
Add garlic and shrimp cook until the shrimp become pink
Push aside in the skillet.
Then add tomatoes, onion and a touch of butter.
Deglaze adding white wine
Then stir together with the shrimp and simmer.
Add 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of cream depending on the thickness

To serve layer first
Shrimp mixture
criss cross a few green beans
sprinkle with capers

I often will serve in martini glasses for parties
without the green beans although
you could

I hope you will enjoy as much as we do!
Be sure to stop by and see Gollum for more

Foodie Fridays!
Thanks for dropping by Y'all!


Laura said...

Love it - and can't wait to have them at Easter Brunch! Talk with you soon about the rest of the menu, and thanks again for sharing!

Shane said...

OMG...that is my all time favorite! Shrimp and grits is such a comforting dish.

Jeanette said...

My mouth is watering. I am thinking about having a Mothers Day brunch and this would be a perfect addition.

Thank you for sharing.

susan said...

Thanks for the recipe! I have seen this served at several wedding receptions recently and in martini glasse! It would be great for a bridal brunch. My husband will not eat grits--even with shrimp. I have threatened to revoke his southern citizenship :)

Karen said...

I'm printing this out as fast as I can. Cannot wait to try it!!
Ladybug Creek

Bama Belle said...

Thank you all so much! I do hope everyone enjoys.
Susan, my sister in law will not eat grits at all BUT she will eat these! Try them, he just might surprise you!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Looks fabulous....but then everything you post does....I always look forward to your blog....

Miss Janice said...

Stop it! I was just craving shrimp and grits this afternoon on my walk. LOVE the idea of serving them in a martini glass!

I Do Declare said...

This recipe looks so yum!

MrsJenB said...

As a northern girl, I've never had shrimp and grits, and this looks way too delicious to not give it a shot!

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Michael Lee West said...

Thank you so much for sharing your mother's recipe. I love your presentation in the martini glasses--style plus great food! Hope you have a wonderful, sunshine-filled weekend.