Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Shrimp - N - Grits



My husband and I went to dinner with some friends before Christmas; we went to a new restaurant in downtown Portland called, The Screen Door. They serve southern style food in a very charming atmosphere, let me just say the food was outstanding. We shared an appetizer of Low Country Shrimp over Grits, I love grits and I love shrimp but I never knew how extremely good they are together. This dish was simply amazing; the flavors complimented each other so well. It was love at first bite and we immediately knew that we had to try this dish at home.


1/2 Lbs. - Shrimp (peeled & deveined)
2 Tbs. - Butter
2 Tbs. - EVOO
1 1/2 Tsp. - Smoked Paprika
1 1/2 Tsp. - Johnny’s Garlic Season
1/2 Tsp. - Spice Island Smokey Mesquite Season
1 Tsp. - Lemon Pepper
Black Pepper
2 Servings Instant Grits

Melt the butter into EVOO in a sauté pan over medium high heat, when the butter is ready add the shrimp and spices. Cook the shrimp just until it turns pink, while the shrimp is cooking keep stirring them into the sauce to get an even coating. When the shrimp is ready spoon them over the grits and enjoy with a side salad or some fruit.


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14 comments:

Elizabeth F. said...

This is one of my all time favorites - and your's looks amazing. I could just lick the screen!

Rebecca said...

Oh, I LOVE shrimp and grits. My mom makes them for Easter brunch every year. Savory grits are the way to go.

Grace said...

i don't like shrimp, but i'll proudly tell you that buttered grits is one of my favorite foods of all time. :)

Cheryl said...

That looks really good guys, good job!

Heather said...

thanks for stopping by! what a great tasting dinner - i really like shrimp :) and that ham soup looks so, so good :)

Bunny said...

Oh I wish I could get my husband to try grits! I know he'll eat the soup on your last post, that looks great!!

bensbaby116 said...

I don't know that I've ever had grits. Looks good! Thanks for visiting my blog, by the way. :)

Bridgett said...

Ah, I love shrimp! You know, I have never had grits. Are they like polenta? This whole dish looks delicious. Thanks for visiting my blog and I look forward to seeing your halibut dish as well.

MaryBeth said...

Grits are the southern cousin to the Italian Polenta.

Kevin said...

That looks good! Shrimp and grits has been on my to try list for a while.

Leslie said...

mmm.I love love love shrimp and grits!!

Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

I could eat grits and shrimp every day. OK, every other day...

pigpigscorner said...

I love shrimps! Looks really delicious with them sitting on a pool of grits.

Linda said...

I love shrimp. I love grits. Why have I never tried this? Your photo just made me so hungry, at 10:30 at night :))

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