It's the first day of Spring! It certainly doesn't feel like it in Nola today though. I had plans to pack away my winter clothes this weekend and pull out the tank tops, but the rainy/chilly weather had other ideas. However, the cold snap did inspire my brunch menu for work today. Shrimp & Grits was one of the first things that came to my mind. What better way to warm up than with a bowl of hot and cheesy grits?
The first time I remember eating this dish was at my best friend's house. Whenever I was invited to dinner at Gwyn's house, I knew I was in for a great meal. She had lived in Charleston, SC while she was in college and so she recreated the shrimp and grits that she had eaten at the famous Hominy Grill in Charleston. She was meticulous and precise with the ingredients as always, and I was so impressed with the finished product. It was amazing.
Over the years I have made and eaten different versions of this dish. I've taken things from different recipes and influences and have put together a recipe that I really enjoy!