It’s Friday, we’ve made it through another week. The weekend is here and you can relax. This’s week’s recipe is definitely a favorite of mine. I grew up eating this dish almost every weekend. To me it was viewed as a treat because seafood was involved. As kids we all knew Friday & Saturday were seafood days in our family.
Friday nights at grandma’s house was a full-blown Fish Fry, which included Porgies, Whiting, Red Snapper, Salmon or whatever my grandparents had in the freezer from their fishing trips. Saturday mornings were filled fish & grits, shrimp & grits, crab cakes, fried green tomatoes, okra, and what ever else the grandkids asked for. So today I thought I would share one of the many Shrimp & Grits recipes that I have. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have.
Simple Shrimp & Grits
- 3/4 cup yellow stone-ground grits or Quaker Grits
- 3 cups milk
- 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning (or your favorite seasoning)
- In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a boil. Stir in the grits, and reduce heat to low.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, until silky, about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onions until tender, then toss in shrimp. Season with Old Bay, and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until shrimp turn pink.
- Stir shrimp mixture into grits, and continue cooking for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve hot.
Makes 4 Servings
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Green Onions