Okay so husband HATES and has always HATED grits. Coming from the south and New Orleans I might add, you would think this boy would love him some grits especially in a dish such as Shrimp and Grits but he never has attempted to try the dish until yours truly stepped in and put an END to the insanity. I am trickier than I get credit for at times!
Think Grit Muffins! Yep, I said muffins. Grits in the shape of a huge muffin but upside down. By using this method you get the flavor of the grits but not the creamy grainy texture- which is what he doesn’t like about them. I made regular old butter grits and added in a few twists of cheddar cheese, jalapeño and Cajun seasoning then poured into greased muffin tins and baked them at 350 for 35 minutes or until nice and golden brown on top. They were a hit and now he requests them all the time! The lesson here ladies and gentlemen is be creative with ingredients and you can change even the pickiest eaters!
Think Smothered Pork Chops meets Fresh Shrimp! I just used the word smothered and shrimp together:) I made a great incredibly flavorful silky seafood gravy using fresh herbs, chicken stock and cream then smothered the shrimp in it and allowed them to cook for another 6-8 minutes until they turned nice and pink. One Word- YUM!
You could actually serve this dish as an appetizer if you use mini muffin tins and a tiny shot glasses to hold the appetizer or as a main dish. No matter how you do it just do it because it this just screams Fresh!
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