I made the most delicious meal! We had shrimp and grits. I have to admit that I didn't make it the way the restaurants do. Frankly, I think mine is better, grin, grin.
Here's what I did:
2 cups of uncooked grits
1 lb suasage of your choice
1 c chopped cook ham (feel free to use more ham)
12 oz cooked shrimp
1/3 c bell pepper (your choice of color or colors)
2 stalks of green onion
Using a LARGE pot, brown the sausage and then set it aside in a bowl. In the same pot, cook the grits as you would, normally and salt and butter to taste, but DON'T over-do it. The sausage and ham provide plenty of flavor.
Sausage should be cooked, browned, and crumbled. Chop ham into bite-size pieces. Set the sausage and ham aside in the bowl. If the shrimp is frozen, thaw, drain well, and then stir them into the hot cooked grits.
In the meantime, chop the onions and peppers and put in the pot with the cooked grits. Stir and mix well. Next, take the items from the bowl and pour into the grits. Stir well. Let it continue to simmer for 5 or 6 minutes.
Now for the most important step. Get a plate (or bowl), a serving spoon, and a fork to dig in, dish up, and enjoy! Yum!!!
If you make this, post it and maybe some pics, too. Tell me what you think.