Recipes & ramblings
Cookin' Clean, Eatin' Good & Feelin' Better
Living on the southern east coast, I’ve eaten a lot of shrimp & grits in my lifetime. It’s one of my favorite savory meals, and I almost always order it if it’s an option on a menu!
My first memory ever eating shrimp and grits was when I was very little. My dad used to go fishing withsome family friends, and they decided to take a shot at shrimping. They brought some home one night and cooked it up with some grits for dinner. We all shared and enjoyed the delicious, creamy grits and slightly spicy shrimp. The flavors that came from this combination were just out of this world!
Since transitioning into a Whole30/Paleo lifestyle, I don’t eat grains or dairy much anymore. (Hardly ever.) But I really missed this dish, and started brainstorming what I could do to re-create it with healthier ingredients. I did a few google searches, and found that some people have used cauliflower to replace grits! What a brilliant idea. I’ve become kind of a pro at making mashed cauliflower, so I thought, “this could be pretty easy!” And it was! I basically used the same ingredients and same methods as I do when making a mash, but didn’t blend it quite as much. (That way you get gritty texture.)
Shrimp is so easy to cook, so the whole meal came together quite quickly! I made sure to make a super yummy marinade for the shrimp, and added in some bacon, onion, and peppers for extra flavor!
Hope y’all enjoy making and eating this dish as much as I did!
I have broken down the recipe into 3 parts: cauliflower grits, shrimp marinade, and flavor bombs!
FOR THE SHRIMP, WHAT YOU NEED:
FOR THE CAULI GRITS, WHAT YOU NEED:
FOR THE EXTRA FLAVOR BOMBS, WHAT YOU NEED:
WHAT YOU DO:
Hey y'all! Growing up in the South, the traditions, lifestyle and personality have always spoken to me. I am dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the holistic food, drink, and culture of the world through the eyes of a true Southern belle.