I love recreating dishes that I’ve had on vacations. One of my favorite dishes, and one of my family’s favorite dishes while we were in South Carolina was Shrimp and Grits. Grits are a popular item down south and if you’ve never tried them, I would highly recommend that you hurry down to the southern states and try some.
So, what are Grits? Grits are corn that is coarsely grounded and boiled. They’re delicious.
One night, we decided to recreate our favorite meal. With some hush puppies from Louisiana, cheesy-garlic grits from South Carolina and some shrimp, we started cooking.
When we first arrived in Charleston, and went down to our hotels breakfast, a woman told us about all the different ways they eat their grits.
Grits with Cheese
Shrimp and Grits
The list was really long, and I’m sure there are a million ways you can make them!
We made our shrimp and grits spicy, which isn’t for everyone but there are a ton of other ways you can eat it! It didn’t take long for the grits to be done boiling, and the sauce to be made, so this dish is pretty simple and easy!
Here’s what we did:
We had bought garlic cheese grits at a country store in South Carolina, and the package said to just boil the grits and cheese for about 15 minutes.
Making the sauce:
What you’ll need:
1 large pan
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon garlic
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
Add all ingredients into pan and cook for 10-15 minutes. Add in the shrimp, mixing until covered by sauce.