Sauteed Shrimp with Grits
This rib-sticking dish was given to me by a Southern relation.
sweet red bell peppers
green bell peppers
sweet vidalia onions
large, peeled and deveined
red hot pepper sauce
salt and black pepper
scallions, spring or green onions
Prepare grits according to package directions and stir in the cheese and cayenne. Keep warm while preparing shrimp.
In a large sauté pan, heat the butter, oil and bacon drippings over medium-high. Sauté the onion, peppers and garlic for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and tomato and sauté another 2 minutes. Stir in the shrimp, lemon juice and Tabasco (if using); season to taste with salt and pepper. Sauté until the shrimp are pink and just cooked through. Sprinkle with the scallions.
Spread warm grits on a large platter or divide equally on individual serving plates or bowls. Pour shrimp and vegetable mixture over the top.