Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Barbecued Shrimp and Grits

I must be honest. I do not know why this dish is referred to as "barbecue." These shrimps go nowhere near a grill; nary a sweet and tangy sauce is applied. What it probably should be called is "Freaking Butter for Days Shrimp and Grits."

But I was taught this is barbecued shrimp and barbecued shrimp it shall remain.

I was first introduced to this recipe while working in a fine dining restaurant here on the Coast. Barbecued shrimp and grits is insanely good and impressive to company and it is SO easy to make. Don't be intimidated if you've always thought this was labor or time-intensive. Can you melt butter? Can you boil water? You can make shrimp and grits.

Barbecued Shrimp and Stone-Ground Grits
Recipe adapted from