Sick of corned beef and cabbage? Try shrimp and grits! We’re eating garlic-rosemary yellow corn grits topped with jumbo shrimp sauteed with lots of butter, garlic, sweet peppers, red onion, and crisp zucchini. To top it off, we sprinkled some green onions and crumbled feta over the top then called it a day.
A: helloooooo…ooooh…..ooooh… is there anybody out there?
T: we’ve been trapped under rubble for a month. We were hoping someone would come rescue us but nobody came so we had to eat each other’s fingers and toes. And part of Amanda’s calf.
A: seriously guys! we’re typing this with our nubs. 😉 anywho, we’re back and we are eating well again!
T: yes. we. are. And these shrimp & grits are a great example of eating well. If you’re gonna do shrimp and grits, it helps to get some big fat jumbo shrimp- not some sissy little-
A: shrimpy shrimp
T: yeah- shrimp that could have been grown in somebody’s living room fish tank. Those will not do. Not one bit. Well that’s pretty much all the advice I have.. you got anything?
A: don’t i always? i would have to say, making sure that your shrimp are as fresh as possible and not over-cooked! seriously… it only takes like three minutes to cook shrimp! also, don’t be afraid to ask the guy at the fish market to let you smell a shrimp before you buy it. it shouldn’t be too fishy and it definitely shouldn’t smell like ammonia.
T: These were some killer shrimp. And grits. And sauteed veggies. You cooked the shrimp absolutely perfectly- they were mega tender and super delish. I give this here meal a 4.4/5. It was tasty and well executed. It could have scored higher in originality, but I have no complaints whatsoever. What’d you think?
A: i agree. shrimp and grits are by no means original but this was a freaking good rendition of it. just rating off of my pure enjoyment level, i’m gonna have to give it a 4.68/5. i could eat this all the damn time. i really can’t stress enough that getting the best quality, freshest shrimp makes all the difference in the world. these were top notch. and boy did i pay for it! they were 12 count (meaning 12 to a pound) and they weren’t the biggest ones offered. there were also colossal-sized which were 8 count and $24.99/lb. hmmm now that the dollar isn’t worth shit, i guess that might actually sound cheap to anyone living in… oh… say canada even!
T: Or Europe, perhaps? I can’t imagine paying 3 bucks for a singular shrimp! I could eat 2 carnitas tacos for that! 1 Shrimp or 2 entire tacos. That shrimp better be stuffed with… 2 tacos or something. Ay. Let’s not even get started on crawfish prices 😐