Have you had grits before? It's a southern thing. They are also known as polenta but we aren't that fancy. Grits here are white made from hominy and usually slathered in butter. I make mine with 1/2 milk & 1/2 water and cook them the old fashioned way. Even though I grew up here in Oklahoma I had never had shrimp and grits until a few weeks ago. We saw them on Alton Brown (love his show) and had to give them a try. They were a hit and the boys have been asking for them everyday since. Tonight I couldn't find my recipe so I had to go off memory. They turned out pretty good.
Old fashioned grits (aka polenta) 1 cup
2 1/2 cups water
2 1/2 cups milk
3 T butter
pinch of salt
Heat milk & water, add grits. Cook 20 minutes on low stirring often.
1 lb. medium peeled and deveined shrimp (fresh or frozen)
4 T bacon grease or butter
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 t Cajun seasoning
1 t flour
Melt grease or butter in skillet. Add garlic and bacon bits. Stir in shrimp and cook until pink and tender. Add Cajun seasoning. If you want to thicken the sauce, sift in flour. Serve over grits.