Sunday, June 29, 2014

Good Eats| Shrimp + Grits Recipe

One of my favorite past times on Sundays is to enjoy brunch at a local restaurant with my other half.  As amazing as that experience is, sometimes the cost of two delicious meals and drinks add up.  So this Sunday I decided to whip up my own Sunday brunch at home.  Something that looks like I put in a lot of effort but took almost no time at all to prepare.

After watching a recent episode of Master Chef, I was inspired to whip up a batch of shrimp & grits.  The end result was so delightful that I thought I'd share it with you all today.  Ready? Let's go!
What you'll need:
Large/Colossal Shrimp
Tilapia fillets
Instant grits
Green onion (optional)
Shredded Cheese (optional)
Dried Parsley (optional)
Cajun seasoning
Fish Fry Seasoning
  • Begin by sprinkling on some cajun seasoning to the fish fillets and and shrimp. Also add salt, pepper and dried parsley. Allow to marinate in the fridge for 30 mins to an hour.
  • When the fish and shrimp have had enough time to marinade, prepare the instant grits according to package instructions.
  • Bread the tilapia with Fish Fry batter and pan fry in the skillet. Once done, remove and place on paper towel to drain.
  • In a new pan, heat and melt butter. Add the seasoned shrimp and cook all the way through.
  •  Plate shrimp with the fried fish.
Garlic Lemon Spinach (hubby's favorite)
  • Wash pan and add a little butter and add a small amount of minced garlic. Allow to sauté for a few seconds.  
  • Add fresh spinach and mix with the butter + garlic.  
  • Grab a lemon wedge and squeeze fresh lemon to spinach (you can add salt or pepper if you'd like) but the spinach taste great with our without it.  Make sure the spinach is mixed well with the garlic, butter and lemon.  

Top off the finished plate with some fresh scallion and sprinkle fresh cheese.  Voila!  Looks like you went to some fancy restaurant from brunch but nope.  This was all done by the work of your beautiful hands.


  1. Interesting. Of all shrimp dishes, I've never heard of them with grits! Looks really good though - I hope to try it someday (sort of nervous to make seafoods homemade). If you're into cooking (A LOT), check out sometime! Very nice. You should submit this recipe on there.

    Love your blog by the way, very informal ala inspiration, hair, etc. I got some very good information from here too! That post on Silica Mix and the shea deep conditioner got e interested, so I ordered yesterday, also, I have my bamboo tea ~ I am so excited!

    Nice to find out about another haircare/helpful blogger! Especially considering you're relaxed (I can hardly find a relaxed hair blog that I find interest in).

    Good day!
    - Isis