Sunday, November 22, 2009


I am planning a tenant Christmas breakfast for my office and suggested shrimp and grits as an addition to my menu.

I brought this idea home and we tossed it around and headed out yesterday to pick up the ingredients.

I am not a fan of shrimp but I love grits (what can I say, I am from the South). I very seldom order shrimp but if they are in tandem with grits then I am your girl. :)

I put on a large Le Creuset pot of collards using the remains of my salted roast turkey ( as seasoning and simmer the collards all day. I slow cooked my grits as I peeled and washed our shrimp.

The recipe is as follows:

1 lb shrimp, cleaned and peeled

cajun seasoning - to taste

2 bay leaves

sliced onions - preferably sweet

2 slices of bacon


olive oil



salt and pepper to taste

I sauteed the onions in butter and olive oil. I added my bacon slices and let them cook until done. I coated both sides of the shrimp with cajun seasonings and some oregano. I added the shrimp to the pan and sauteed until light pink. I removed the bacon and pulsed in the food processor. I add some cream and the bay leaves, turned the heat off and added the bacon and let it simmer.

The finished results were impeccably delicious.

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