Shrimp and Grits Pairing Challenge – The Vote

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It’s time to vote for your favorite pairing. Shrimp and Grits and ?????? You get to fill in the blank. Will the winner be an Albarino wine, a Riesling, or an IPA? Will the Stella Artosis Cidre make a stand or will the Oregon vintage pull through? Please vote for your fav!

The Wandering Gourmand

The first time we cooked shrimp and grits was disastrous.  Until we moved to the South 7 years ago, I had never eaten grits for breakfast let alone at dinner paired with shrimp.  The Southern staple was foreign to me outside of a humorous scene from My Cousin Vinny.  But after sampling shrimp and grits at a few different restaurants, I was hooked and had to try it at home.  How hard could it be, right?

Shrimp and Grits at the Gourmands - Check back next week for our recipe Shrimp and Grits at the Gourmands – Check back next week for our recipe

Cooking the shrimp and gravy was easy.  The grits, on the other hand, never seemed to finish cooking. Maybe we used too much liquid or not enough heat, but they just wouldn’t cook to the right consistency.  My Cousin Vinny, our only reference for cooking grits, says it takes 20 minutes.  We were going on two hours and several cocktails. …

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