Shrimp & GritsBy Benjamin GoodlyThere are certain dishes that just scream Southern and Creole. One of those dishes, as well as one of my favourite dishes, is shrimp and grits. It just warms the body and the soul. Feeling cold or down? Make a quick run to the grocery store pick up the ingredients (listed a little further down) and whip yourself up some shrimp & grits.
There are many variations of shrimp and grits. I can’t remember where I got the original recipe, but I have changed it to make it to my liking. This is a fairly simple one that anyone can master.
You can always buy the pre-chopped seasoning blend which includes onions, bell peppers, and parsley. But why do that when you can chop up some nice fresh veggies?
I use a combination of seasoning blends. The easiest combination for you to make that will work on most dishes that call for Cajun seasoning is an even combination of Tony Chachere’s Salt-Free and More Spice. Tony’s tends to have a generous amount of salt so blending in the Salt-Free will tone that down a bit.
This recipe is one that you can easily throw together and enjoy. With by yourself or with a friend or significant other. I recommend enjoying it with another because the food you cook always tastes better when you can see someone else enjoying it as well.