Shrimp n grits
Having lived in Charleston, Owner of Olde Charleston Pasta in the 80's, I am missing the flavor of real grits, (now I live near NYC...)and I miss the real thing. Shrimp n grits is what I crave, any suggestions??? (up here in Yankee land of course!)
I believe that Crooks Corner in Chapel Hill still serves a delicious rendition of shrimp and grits - I really loved them there a couple of years ago. The late Bill Neal, who used to run Crook's Corner also published a recipe for them in one of his cookbooks. As I recall the dish, its much as you describe. Not very complicated, but just wonderful. I think that I will now pull out my recipe and give it a try.
Ive never seen this dish in NYC. Maybe someone will be inspired.....
re: jen kalb
Funny you mention Bill Neal, I met him years back through my employer, Joann Yaeger of the Primerose House in Charleston, South Carolina. Bill and Joann went way back, and I own a signed copy of Bill's Spoonbread cookbook. We should all learn from his unique touch of Southern to Whole foods. I miss cooking in the Southern fashion as I lived in Charleston and learned the Southern way from Martha Lou of Martha Lou's Kitchen on Morrison Drive.
I want a fried whiting sandwich on white right about now, or a fried pork chop or two.