Comfort food is just so amazingly comforting! It’s like a warm hug for your taste buds.
I just recently was introduced to Shrimp and Grits (honestly the idea of those two ingredients together made me a bit nervous). I had never tried them at a restaurant or had any desire, my knowledge of grits was limited to the instant white kind that my mom would make for breakfast. Not to mention I grew up in Alaska, so my exposure to southern dishes was limited to what my family and friends cooked and Shrimp and Grits was never on the menu. Of course since I’ve left home all kinds of different restaurants have popped up and are offering numerous cuisines. All I can say to those that live there now, Lucky!!!! It wasn’t until I hit one of my “I’m tired of eating the same dishes every night” mood did I decide to give this recipe a try. And of course because I’m sharing it, it was a hit.
The shrimp and mushroom combo marry the cheesy grits beautifully. The bacon gives it an exciting splash of flavor.
Most recipes I found called for cheddar cheese to be added to the grits but I just love the smoky creamy texture of smoked Gouda so I decided to experiment with that cheese instead. Sure enough, it complimented the dish wonderfully. Don’t like or have smoked Gouda? By all means go for cheddar or another one of your favorite cheeses like I did.
This is very easy to make and can feed a larger crowd if you double or triple the recipe.
Recipe adapted from Crooks Corner Shrimp and Grits recipe.
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