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Although it’s not a typical Bostonian staple,  a bowl of warm grits is truly one of my favorite comfort foods. Especially when made with a little milk and cheddar cheese. MMMMmmm….mmmm.

A big bowl of steaming grits was one of my favorite pre-exam foods from back at my college days at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

And every time I visit the South, I try to get a dish with grits.  On our recent trip to Charleston, South Carolina I enjoyed a nice bowl of grits topped with shrimp….and that was the inspiration for the recipe in this post.

I decided to keep the grits simple– a little lactose free milk, cheddar cheese, a bit of butter and a dash of salt and pepper.  Grits cookimg

Creamy and delicious.  Pure bliss in a bowl.

I purchased some frozen e-z peel shrimp–and cooked the shrimp in a skillet with a little drizzle of toasted sesame oil–which I think makes everything smell and taste extra special.

To garnish–just a few green scallions.  That is it, my friends.  So good. Russ and I helped ourselves to a bowl and a half.

Here is the recipe if you’d like to give cheesy grits and shrimp a try!  And, of course, I hope you make it a GREAT week!

Shrimp and grits ready to eat!

2 replies on “Cheesy Grits and Shrimp

  • Patty

    Hi Kate,
    First, I think I speak for everyone here when I say thanks for taking time from your busy schedule to help all of us. I have had IBS for 10 years and have determined that my main culprits are fat, fiber, coffee and alcohol. I also have trouble with the worst FODMAP offenders-apples, onion and garlic. However, I can eat things like bread, pasta or pancakes as long as they are not whole grain or have a lot of fiber. In fact, these foods seem to sooth my gut. Do you see this with any of your clients? I assume the FODMAP foods aren’t the only triggers for some.


    • katescarlata

      Thanks Patty! Tolerance to FODMAPs is very individual. White bread tends to have less FODMAPs than the whole grain products…amount matters too–so if you had 1/2 cup of white pasta you may be fine-but a large portion may push the FODMAP intake to a higher and possible intolerable level. I can tolerate small amounts of wheat as well–but things like bagels which I adore–bother me belly.

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