The World Grits Festival kicks off this weekend in St. George, S.C. The festival features several contests including grits eating, rolling in the grits contest for children, a corn toss and corn shelling.
If that doesn't have you craving for grits, here are five savory grits recipes to satisfy your taste buds, and shrimp seems to be a popular ingredient.
|Elizabeth Karmel's Pumpkin-Sage Cheese Grits|
Southern grits get a fall twist with pumpkin and sage.
|Ree Drummond's Creamy Bacon Cheese Grits|
Food Network host Ree Drummond's Creamy Bacon Cheese Grits are as down-home and ranch-friendly as they come. This "Pioneer Woman's" hidden secret is to use as coarse a type of grits as possible. Add in the bacon and cheese and, voila, you have the perfect dish for breakfast, brunch, dinner, or try them on top of Drummond's Peach-Whiskey BBQ chicken, too.
|Eat and Greet: Shrimp 'n' Grits|
Brooke Parkhurst shares her Southern home-cooking creation: Shrimp 'n' Grits.
|Emeril's Gulf Coast Fish House Shrimp and Grits|
In a large bowl, combine the shrimp with the Essence and salt and toss to blend. Set aside as you prepare the skillet. Place a large, 14-inch skillet over high heat and add the olive oil and heat until very hot. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter to the pan.
Swirl to melt, and then add the shrimp to the pan, being sure that the shrimp are in one layer in the pan. Sear the shrimp until well caramelized on the first side, about 1 minute. Turn the shrimp over and add the smoked mushrooms and bacon and Lazy Magnolia BBQ Sauce to the pan.
|Shrimp and Grits, Charleston Grill Style|
"Good Morning America" gave three of South Carolina's most celebrated chefs the chance to have a down-home cook-off.
"GMA" chose to offer the chef one mandatory secret ingredient: Shrimp. In addition to the shrimp, they all got to choose one of the following fruits: kiwi, pineapple or oranges.
Bob Waggoner made Charleston Grill Style Shrimp and Grits. You can try his recipe in your own kitchen.