January 24, 2011

Anti-Recipes: Shrimp & Grits

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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!

8 comments:

  1. we're having a grits bar at our wedding and we are SO excited about it!

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  2. I have an AMAZING (and easy) recipe on my blog. Just search in the Google search box and you can find it. It really is so delicious with lots of flavor! By the way, I love ANYTHING in a martini glass :) Lucky you got to go to Loews! I love Nashville.

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  3. Ok, I love, love, love Shrimp & Grits!!! I found a great recipe that was easy and just plain yummy. Here is a link to the post that I wrote about it: http://www.southernsomedays.com/2010/08/shrimp-grits-food-of-gods.html
    It is a great recipe that you could savor up or down depending on your mood (i.e. spicy sausage, shallots, etc.). Now you have ME craving!

    BTW, the Shrimp & Grits bar is very popular in these parts at weddings/events, etc. Shrimp & Grits is just so low country SC. Wish you could be here for our "Taste of the Symphony" coming in April....it will be delish!

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  4. I am embarrassed to say, I never make grits! I suddenly feel so not Southern. : (

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  5. This looks so good. I LOVE grits, but the family does not so I really don't make them hardly at all. *sniff, sniff*

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  6. Okay, I love grits and I love shrimp - but I just can't see myself eating them together. ;)

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  7. I love grits stations :-) We went to my husband's best friend's wedding in GA, and they had one like this with the martini glasses. Very classy. Chris made grits for some of our new friends here in New Zealand, and they were like, "How do you eat this? Do you put syrup on it?" Nooooo!

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