Savory Shrimp and Grits
The best part about condo living is having an abundance of friends within just a few feet. Literally.I don’t know how we lucked out to have such fabulous building mates. Sometimes I feel like I’m in an episode of Friends. My neighbors have rescued us when we’ve been locked out, shared teaspoons of baking powder and extra eggs when I inevitably forget ingredients while cooking, they drop by unexpectedly for cocktails, and they share recipes like this one – Shrimp and Grits.
This recipe belongs to one of my favorite couples in our building. They recently invited us upstairs to partake in Shrimp and Grits. We took them up on the offer, but I wasn’t excited about the prospect of eating grits.You guys, I grew up in the tropics. I thought grits were bland and mushy.Turns out they are not. I was seriously blown away with this dish. If this is traditional southern food, sign me up.
Because of the cream and bacon – lots of cream and bacon 🙂 – these grits are savory, creamy and complex. Totally the perfect match for the spicy shrimp and roux.PS: Leftover roux is pretty damn good on breakfast sandwiches the next morning.