Who will be the winner?!
The first time we cooked shrimp and grits was disastrous. Until we moved to the South 7 years ago, I had never eaten grits for breakfast let alone at dinner paired with shrimp. The Southern staple was foreign to me outside of a humorous scene from My Cousin Vinny. But after sampling shrimp and grits at a few different restaurants, I was hooked and had to try it at home. How hard could it be, right?
Cooking the shrimp and gravy was easy. The grits, on the other hand, never seemed to finish cooking. Maybe we used too much liquid or not enough heat, but they just wouldn’t cook to the right consistency. My Cousin Vinny, our only reference for cooking grits, says it takes 20 minutes. We were going on two hours and several cocktails. …
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