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Old 05-26-2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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Shrimp and Grits Questions

I've searched, and the recipes differ..

1. Grits.. I have stone ground yellow corn that I use for Polenta.. will that work OK, or do I need the white Hominey kind? The only white they had at the store was Quaker Quick Grits but didn't that look as good..

do I need to add milk and/ or butter?

2. Shrimp... I have some nice Gulf Shrimp...but how do I cook them?

Boil them like for a Shrimp Cocktail... or Sautee in Garlic Butter... or BBQ sauce... then just pour them over the Grits?

Thanks, Y'all, Eric Austin Tx.

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Old 05-26-2011, 04:19 PM   #2
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Here's a link from Bobby Flay's throwdown for shrimp & grits.

Your stone ground corn is perfect.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:34 PM   #3
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grits, water, butter, salt. that's it - it works. yellow /white/purple/green/pink, nadda problem. cook it up, thin with water as needed.

>>how to cook shrimp
okay, baffling a bit at TX, but...

for shrimp&grits
(peel)
apply heat - about 10 minutes or less
once the grits are done & adjusted for consistency - toss in the shrimp.
not long, they're done.

oh, overcooked shrimp make good pin-pong balls. not so much good eats tho.

steam up some fresh asparagus - good side/veggie for shrimp & grits.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:46 PM   #4
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Cook the Grits per package instructions...Personally I don't care for the "Cheese Grits" ~ Look for a good 'sauce'/gravy recipe....Once it's to your taste/liking...Add the shrimp to the sauce being careful not to over cook. Serve the sauce and Shrimp over the Grits....

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Old 05-27-2011, 07:22 PM   #5
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They have a shrimp and grits festival and contest yearly.
Here is a link to a recipe.
Jekyll Island Club Hotel's Shrimp and Grits Recipe | Facebook
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:11 AM   #6
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This is more about grits...is the cornmeal white? (I can't get grits here and the only ones I saw in MN when I was there were the quick cooking kind). I love grits with butter as a side with breakfast...
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:25 PM   #7
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Yellow, White does not matter...to me. ~~ While I personally prefer stone ground grits...the Quick (Hominy) Grits work just fine!! ~~ Avoid "Instant" grits!

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Old 05-28-2011, 01:52 PM   #8
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Thanks Uncle Bob. I'm heading to CT in June/July for a few days. Maybe I will be able to find some there...
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I can only think of one shrimp and grits question...............Can I have some more?
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