So far my famous dinner is "Shrimp and Grits". It is fairly simple, so I will share how I do it.
I buy a bag of the small sized shrimp that is cooked and deveined at Target. It is in the refrigerated meat section.
While the grits are cooking I saute on low heat the shrimp in a little minced garlic and lime juice. (Both store bought and prepared, you know the little jar of minced garlic, and the little lime juice thing). I usually just let it sit and stir it every few minutes, just so that it heats up so that it isn't cold, and the garlic and lime give it a little flavor.
1 cup grits
1 tsp. salt
5 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cup sharp cheese, grated
1 stick butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. Lea & Perrin
Mix the grits, salt, and water. Cook over slow heat for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add cheese and butter, stir in well beaten eggs. Add seasonings and Lea & Perrin. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour. (I sometimes cook it longer until it is firm) It may be prepared a day ahead and baked at the last minute. Serves 6-8.
Serve with chopped up bacon, chopped tomatoes, and extra cheese.
This has been a crowd pleaser! The grits recipe was my grandmothers.
Enjoy the weekend!!
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