Thursday, March 22, 2012


Ok, so I will admit it. I had a birthday and my sister, her husband and daughter had a beautiful and very gourmet dinner for me. It is never disappointing going to dinner at their house. The table is always beautifully set and the food exquisite. The hubby and I would rather dine there than in a restaurant. Shrimp and grits this time. Yum!!

See recipe below.

Photography by Blaire Butcher

Martha Nesbit's Shrimp and Grits.


  • 4 cups water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup stone-ground grits
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced


Bring water to a boil. Add salt and pepper. Add grits and cook until water is absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese.
Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned; drain well. In grease, add shrimp. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Add lemon juice, chopped bacon, parsley, scallions and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes.
Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture and mix well. Serve immediately.

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