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Jonny Rotisserie 11-14-2010 01:15 PM

Carolina Shrimp & Grits
 
This week’s Throwdown category is "Deep South". I considered grilling up a hot dog or a McRib or something and claiming terroir since I was going to be cooking it in the Deep South, but then I thought that would be a poor reflection on my southern roots. So I endeavored instead to create one of the most classic deep south dishes of all time: shrimp & grits.



I started out by roasting garlic. Once that was ready to squeeze out, I mixed it with the shrimp. The shrimp were marinated in butter, lemon, Cajun spices, saffron, Turkish paprika and black pepper.



Here are the grits and the peeled, roasted garlic:
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I have yet to get a Dutch oven, so I just threw the yellow stone-ground grits in a pot on the coals of my fancy new fire pit. I was using good ol’ southern hickory and pecan wood.
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Once those were on their way, I combined the shrimp and roasted garlic in one Spitmate basket and I filled a second Spitmate with…wait for it….collard greens and fat back! I also tried putting some of the shrimp on the Squeezeloc skewers to see if it made any difference.



Once the shrimp was ready, I combined it and the roasted garlic plus some grated cheddar and jack cheese in with the grits. Time to eat!
http://www.auspitbbq.com/forum%20content/IMG_1329.JPG


The view is Lake Murray, in the heart of South Carolina. I didn’t have any fresh mint handy to make a real mint julep, so instead I decided to serve my dish with Coberg eggnog (please do not anyone attempt to claim that there is a better eggnog in America. There isn’t.) in a Carolina Gamecock cup to celebrate USC going to the SEC title game for the first time ever.


Deep South enough?


Here’s my entry pic:
http://www.auspitbbq.com/forum%20content/IMG_1331.JPG



---Jonny Rotisserie

Phrasty 11-14-2010 01:46 PM

:shocked: Never EVER seen a better looking plate of grits!!! Looks awesome! I can almost smell it! :thumb:

Cheers

landarc 11-14-2010 02:21 PM

Nicely done, and making grits look good in a photo is no simple thing.

smokemaster1 11-14-2010 02:40 PM

That's a wonderful meal. Grilled collards, incredible!!!!! Love your fire pit.

Johnny_Crunch 11-14-2010 02:44 PM

I like everything I see!

bluetang 11-14-2010 02:46 PM

That is truly a thing of beauty!

Mark Stanton 11-14-2010 02:55 PM

Wow that looks good!

BlueHowler 11-14-2010 03:31 PM

Man o man! I love shrimp and grits and could eat collards everyday. Yours look awesome.

Try making a mint julep with fresh basil. It ain't as real as one made with mint but tasty none the less.

jeffjenkins1 11-14-2010 07:18 PM

Is berry nice!

Jeff

cowgirl 11-14-2010 07:27 PM

Oh wow!!! Looks sooooo good, dang... wish I were there. lol :thumb:

bigabyte 11-14-2010 09:27 PM

I would love to get a plate of that!:cool: The pics look really good!:thumb:

Phubar 11-15-2010 06:32 AM

I want to try those gritsz of yours!

deguerre 11-15-2010 10:02 AM

Oh Yeah. That's Deep South alright. I want some now Jonny!

wnkt 11-15-2010 08:42 PM

Very nice!!

leanza 11-15-2010 09:07 PM

Just fantastic. Just fantastic. I love looking at great Southern food.


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