Shrimp and True Grit(s)

In Uncategorized on February 28, 2011 at 1:49 am

As good as Jeff Bridges

I am a huge fan of The Cohen Brothers and Jeff Bridges, a.k.a. “The Dude”. I recently saw the incredible True Grit. Here is what is on the table for Oscar night.

Adapted from Bobby Flay’s Recipe


Serves 2

2 cups water
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup stone-ground quick cooking grits
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
Cajun Seasoning to taste
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup Grated Romano cheese
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 slices center cut bacon, chopped
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 cup thinly sliced scallions
1 Tsp garlic paste


Good just like this

Cheesy goodness bubbling away

Bring water to a boil. Add salt. Add grits and cook until water is absorbed, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter, pepper and cheese.

Chilling Cajun Style

Shrimp and cajun seasonings

Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Liberally season with Cajun Seasoning let stand while you fry the bacon.

MMmm greezy goodness

MMmm greezy goodness

In a large skillet cook bacon until brown and crisp; drain well.

Shrimp cooking in bacon grease baby!

In bacon grease, add shrimp.

Parsley, lemon and Green onion

Cook until shrimp turn pink. Add lemon juice, 1/4 of the chopped bacon, parsley, scallions and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes.

Shrimp and True Grit(s)

So good you might die

Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture and mix well. Garnish with more bacon and parsley. Serve immediately with a green vegetable for crying out loud!


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