Please please please tell me you have had shrimp and grits.
It is a Southern dish, but it need not be.
Shrimp, cheesy grits and bacon might not sound like they all get along, but I am here to tell you that they are indeed best friends forever.
I know I have mentioned it here before that I have a divided house in the seafood department.
My son and I love it and my husband and daughter do not.
In fact, my husband doesn’t eat anything from the water….yeah, chew on that for a second.
Annoying, isn’t it.
So I get all giddy when I actually get to cook crustaceans.
I’m sad to say that this is my last recipe in the Weeknight Wins by Sauté Express® Sauté Starter Blogger Challenge from Land O’ Lakes. Be sure to check out my first 3 recipes, here, here and here. Myself and 4 other food bloggers have been posting about super easy weeknight meals. Don’t forget to go to our PINTEREST BOARD and pin your favorite recipe each week. As a bonus, each week there will be a new giveaway.
This weeks challenge was to “Express Myself”.
I remember eating shrimp and grits for the fist time in a little restaurant in Savannah Georgia and falling in love.
You will see lots and lots of shrimp and grits recipes in the deep dark hole we call the internet and you will also notice that they use many different spices.
I thought this challenge was perfect to showcase the ease and simplicity of the Sauté Express® Sauté Starers.
There was no hunting and guessing what spices and flavoring I needed to add to my recipe. Sauté Express® Sauté Startes have everything you need in them. You get a little golden nugget of olive oil, butter,garlic and spices. Now that I think about it, these are also great for people who do not cook a lot because you don’t have to purchase lot and lot of containers of spices that just end up going to waste.
Put together the ease of the Sauté Express® Sauté Starters and the quick cooking shrimp and you have dinner in 20 minutes! Thats right, 20 minutes. Just get your grits started first and then prepare everything else while they are cooking!
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- 3 cups Chicken Stock
- 1 cup Skim Milk
- 1 cup Stone Ground Grits
- ¼ cup Butter
- ¼ teaspoon Coarse Kosher Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Pepper
- 8 oz. Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
- 8 oz. Bacon, diced
- 2 squares Land O’ Lakes Saute Express Saute Starter, Garlic & Herb
- 1 lb. Peeled and Deveined Shrimp, raw
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1 handfull Fresh Parsley, copped
- Bring the chicken stock and milk to a boil in a medium sauce pan with a lid.
- Add the grits, butter,salt and pepper and bring back to a boil while stirring.
- Cover and reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
- In a medium nonstick saute pan, cook the bacon until crisp, remove and set aside.
- Drain the bacon grease but do not clean or wipe the pan.
- To the same pan over medium heat, add 2 Garlic & Herb Land O’ Lake Sauté Express Sauté Starters.
- Add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes per side until pink.
- Add cooked bacon, green onion and parsley. Toss to coat.
- Serve shrimp and any sauce sauce in the pan over the grits.
Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of Sauté Express® Sauté Starter. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes. All opinions are my own.