January 24, 2011

Anti-Recipes: Shrimp & Grits


The food served at huge catered events is often guilty of being bland or at least sort of tame. Not the case at a fabulous reception I attended recently at the Loews Hotel in Nashville. Different stations were set up, serving different things, but my favorite had to be the shrimp and grits station. I was provided with a martini glass full of yummy home-style grits. The grits could then be topped with your choice of fixings, including fresh roasted corn, shrimp, chives, & cheddar cheese.

I think this is a great idea to steal for a party…I know something similar is done with mashed potatoes. And everything looks so glamorous in a martini glass! Do you have a tried & true grits recipe or secrets to success? I’ve only made grits once and I’m embarrassed to say it was kind of a disaster! Help a southern girl out!