shrimp + grits + vegetables

Posted on by Jennie

August and September have been busy months around here, and so Jeff has been working a lot. This means I am able to cook some nights on my own, just for me – things I know he would never eat, and know I will love.

One of these things recently was shrimp. I originally was going to make polenta, but when I saw grits at Trader Joe’s, I knew that is what I had to make. Incorporate the vegetables I had in the house, and I had a feast!


grits (make enough servings according to the box)
shrimp (I made five, but if you’re making for more than one, obviously allot for that)
1/2 container mushrooms
1/2 eggplant
1-2 tomatoes
1 lemon
olive oil
almond slices
parm cheese

Not pictured: making grits to box’s directions.

Start with your veggies – slice ’em however you want. I cubed mine.

Put some garlic in a hot skillet with olive oil.

Then add your veggies, and sautee roughly ten minutes (maybe less, depending on how you like ’em.)

Not pictured: sauteeing the shrimp. Don’t be like me, folks.

Serve shrimp with grits and parmesan cheese, a lemon slice, your vegetables, and arugula with sliced almonds.

That’s it – relatively quick, definitely simple dinner.

How do you make shrimp and grits? What is your favorite shrimp dish?





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