Okay, so I’ve been very good and patient — I haven’t posted yet another recipe for shrimp and grits in ages and ages. Well, not since May, when I put up the post on shrimp and grits with artichoke hearts. But I can’t help it. I’m married to a Southern man, and with those vows come love, cherish and enthusiastically eat shrimp and grits for as long as we both shall live. And I do love all of ‘em — the shrimp, the grits and the Southern husband, so I’m always on the look-out for new variations, and this is a great one.
The grits you cook up the way you always do. I like this variety, which you can order online, but if the only thing available is the Quaker quick-cooking grits — well, that’s better than no grits at all. (And for those of you grits-doubters out there, feel free to subsitute the word “polenta” for “grits” throughout this post. It’s all ground corn, and it’s all good.)
This recipe is all about the topping, which is a glorious mixture of shrimp, spicy sliced andouille sausage, and a garlicky cream sauce. It all gets cooked up together and spooned over the grits and oh, my my. Broil up some of the cherry tomatoes that are springing up all around us to toss on the side, and you have a quick and luxurious supper that would make my Southern husband proud.
Shrimp and Andouille Sausage with Grits, from Everyday Food