Kindred Eats: Shrimp & Grits

I'm learning how to cook. 

As a 31-year-old, I will not allow any judgment to deter my efforts. When I was younger, my family stressed educational excellence over domestication and as I got older, my ability to make reservations was second to none. So, here we are. 

I've decided to share meals that are not only some of my favorites but simple enough that anyone starting out on their cooking journey can be toasted as a chef extraordinaire! The first is a great comfort food and a great meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! 

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp is one of my favorite foods. 

There are several ways you can cook your shrimp. You can saute them with bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions for a more flavorful taste or cook them in lemon juice for the more traditional palate. 

Grits was a staple from my childhood. It was the only meal my Gramps could cook so my cousin and I automatically knew what we were having for breakfast if he babysat us. Preparing this meal brought back those great memories of mornings with him and watching The Price Is Right

Grits are great for new cooks, too! It's difficult to mess them up. All you have to do is make sure that you don't put too much water (or chicken broth) in initially and, most importantly, keep stirring! You can add butter to taste. 

Things to keep in mind: 

1) Start the grits first. (You can always reheat them, if needed.) 

2)  Don't overcook the shrimp. (It'll be too chewy and you don't want that.) 

3) Add in your favorite seasonings and Have fun!! is one of my go tos for easy and delicious meals! Here's a good recipe for Shrimp and Grits

Happy cooking!