Monday, November 9, 2009

FALL INTO FLAVOR #4 of 5 ... GARLIC SHRIMP&GRITS


COME JOIN IN...LINDA @ 2ND CUP IS HOSTING THE FOURTH OF FIVE WEEKS OF FALL FAVORITES :D

THIS WEEK I'm sharing a recipe I make each year for our small-group Christmas-celebration breakfast...(we ladies love to share those recipes OUR HUSBANDS go GA'GA' OVER)...

BEING FROM THE SOUTH, a lot of my favorite recipes are directly from SOUTHERN LIVING magazine...I NEVER go wrong with them, they are tried and true and well-tested. Hope you enjoy it...

Garlic Shrimp and Grits

Prep: 20 min., Cook: 15 min.

1 pound unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp, cooked

(Leave the tails on a few of the shrimp--for a garnish/attractive presentation) Peel remainder of shrimp, and de-vein

3 cups water
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick-cooking grits, uncooked
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced
Garnishes: chopped fresh chives, peeled and cooked shrimp, freshly ground black pepper


Bring 3 cups water, cream, butter, and salt to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and whisk in grits.

Cook, whisking constantly, 7 to 8 minutes or until mixture is smooth.

Stir in 1 pound shrimp, cheese, and garlic, and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Garnish, if desired.

(I transfer these to a crockpot, set on 'low', when serving on a buffet...if it sits more than 30 minutes, you'll have to add a little hot water and remix...grits can become clumpy...but a little stirring after the hot water will smooth them right out again)

Yield: Makes 4 servings


Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,

4 comments:

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

One of my all time fav's that you fix!

I'm looking forward to them already!
R

Mocha with Linda said...

I ordered this at a restaurant when we were on vacation in S. Carolina this summer. I was amazed at how soupy it was! LOL And that one had tomatoes. Yours sounds really good.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Love, love, love the new pic!

I actually copied the recipe because it sounds so yummy. My hubby's going to love it!

Blessings,
Kathleen

Kim said...

You had me with "grits" :-) Unfortunately the Argentines have not discovered the glory of grits and I can't find them anywhere. When southern friends visit next year I'm having them bring half a suitcase of it :-) Then I'll be able to try this recipe which sounds FABULOUS!

Which is also a good word to describe your new banner! Love it!

BTW, my bloggy friends definitely make life less lonely :-)