This is a recipe from Southern Living. The salsa is a play on the classic Southern Jezebel sauce, traditionally served over cream cheese with crackers. Addictive combination of horseradish and apple.
I am crazy about red rice. There are dozens of red rice recipes. I happen to like this one. If you have fresh tomatoes, just use those instead of the canned variety. Skip the shrimp if you like.
I’m back again from another quick trip to the beach with a few pounds of fresh Georgia shrimp. And with ears and ears of corn in my box, how can I resist this quick salad? Sorry I don’t remember the origins of this recipe.
Shrimp and grits is the most requested dish I get for the AJC’s “From the menu of” column. This recipe was printed in Southern Living. I just happen to have a few ears of fresh corn in my vegetable bin – but maybe you have some you froze from the bounty this summer?
Gary is chef at Bistro Niko and demonstrated this recipe at the Morningside Farmers Market.
Let me share the simplest, best way to fix cornmeal polenta, courtesy of Scott Simon chef at Local Republic in Lawrenceville. He uses cooked cornmeal as a substitute for grits in what is otherwise a pretty traditional shrimp and grits recipe. I’ve used this idea now a half dozen times as a bed for fresh fish (while at the beach), sautéed vegetables, you name it. Love it.
After you try this, if you like the texture of the cooked cornmeal, remember the proportion of 4 cups liquid to 1 1/4 cups cornmeal. And of course, if you want yours thicker or thinner, just adjust the amount of liquid. Now you can make this any time you need a quick carb. Really – a side dish in 3 minutes? What’s not to love?
Now on to the real stars of this week’s box – the field peas.
You can use any southern pea in this recipe, but the cooking time will vary by variety and how mature the peas were when harvested. Our fresh pink-eye peas should cook pretty quickly.
Hands on: 20 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
When grits appear in our boxes, my first thought is “shrimp and grits.” This is the dish most often requested by AJC readers for our “From the menu of” column. We publish a shrimp and grits recipe at least four time a year. This is from my early days with the column, published back in 2009.