Shrimp and Grits and Hushpuppies too

I have been wanting to try shrimp and grits for a while now and the opportunity presented itself last night. I had some stone ground grits so all I had to do was find a really good recipe to try. After a little research I found the following recipe that really sounded good. Shrimp, grits sausage. How could I go wrong? Of course I would need a side so why not hushpuppies? They go great with shrimp. A little more research and I had that as well.

All in all I was pleased with the effort. The shrimp and grits turned out really well. Creamy grits, a little spice in the shrimp mixture.  If you’re not a fan of the heat medium or mild sausage would work just as well in this. The hushpuppies were fairly light and cheese and the onion and buttermilk really made them. I would definitely make this again.

Shrimp and Grits

Hushpuppies

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Hell’s Kitchen

Last night I caught up on Hell’s Kitchen. I don’t really like Elise  but I also understand how reality shows work. The not so talented are slowly being weeded out but Elise is being kept around to make the show interesting. I’m pretty sure she won’t be winning but I think she can cook even though she ruined a lot of good fish last night. I can’t really imagine how tough it must be took cook in a kitchen like that. When Chef Ramsay yells out the orders my head spins and all of the yelling.  It’s so dramatic. I am a low drama person so you probably won’t be seeing me on the show but I love watching. I think in the end you will see Paul and Will going for the win. The seem to be the most level headed of the group and most likely to succeed. Then again maybe Elise will be running BLT in the end. I guess we will just have to stay tuned.

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Here we go again…

I started this blog to post my culinary exploits but quickly abandoned it but since no one is following it I guess it really didn’t matter. I didn’t stop cooking but I just haven’t been posting. Today that changes. At the urging of a friend I have decided to revive this blog and post my thoughts on food and whatever else comes into my simple little mind. I have been cooking quite a bit and have even gone so far as to sign up for a shot at Master Chef but more on that later. If you are reading this please feel free to leave some feedback and let me know that you were here.

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FIRST!

Well since everyone else has a blog I figured what the heck I might as well have one too. The biggest problem is deciding what to write about. I’m sure that what the world needs is another blog but hey, why not? Besides even if no one is reading this if it makes me feel better to put it out there than it’s all good right?

So lets start with the basics. What should I write about? Well I think a food blog would suite me just fine. No groans from the back of the room. Besides no one is reading this anyway right?

I’m a great cook and it’s something I love to do. No I am not in the food industry but I do compete in some competition BBQ and catering for fun and profit. More fun than profit though.

So with that said I think it’s decided. This will be a food blog. Even though I love to cook It’s something I rarely do, at least at home. By starting this blog I hope that it will encourage me to do more cooking and having some sort of deadline might be the incentive I need to do this.

Anyway as it stands right now my posting will be at least once a week. More if I cook more but that’s the self-imposed deadline. So be sure to check back on Monday and find out what’s cooking.

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