One bite of these Cajun Shrimp and Grits and you’ll be instantly transported to New Orleans!
Everyone has a favorite city they’ve visited, a city they dream about, a city they want to go back and visit every year, if not move there! For me, that city is the colorful, flavorful city of New Orleans, Louisiana! It’s a city filled with great food, amazing music, and overall just the nicest people ever.
One of our foodie goals was to taste as many versions of shrimp and grits as possible. Shrimp and Grits, the classic Southern dish, is a staple of Louisiana cooking. You can read more about our trip over at my foodie’s guide to New Orleans.
Cheesy, creamy grits topped with cajun seasoned shrimp make for the perfect breakfast or dinner (in the South, this dish is traditionally served for breakfast but it makes a great meal for lunch or dinner!).
Tips on cooking grits:
- Slowly whisk in the grits into the simmering liquid and continue whisking for a minute after the grits have been added;
- Use great quality grits like Anson Mills or Bob’s Red Mill grits;
- If grits are getting to thick, lower heat and drizzle in some liquid (stock, cream, water).