My sister was talking to me about one of her favorite fair foods which is a roast beef sundae. You take a classic Midwestern dish and put it together like a sundae. You can catch her recipe here Roast Beef Sundae.
I thought it sounded so good and what a great appetizer. With football season here, Finally!, I decided to take one of my husbands favorite and sundae it up. This Southern Sundae oozes with warm soft cheesy grits, cool sour creme, heat from the jalapeno's topped with marinated grilled shrimp. The marinate that is used on the shrimp is made with fresh citrus and enhances the flavors of the meat. I use this same marinate when doing ceviche.
Southern Cheesy Grits and Shrimp Sundae
1lb. - Key West Pink Shrimp, or whats available in your area
Marinate for the shrimp
2 cloves- Garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together and place in Ziploc baggy with shrimp. Marinate for an hour.
While Shrimp is marinating, put together the grits.
1/2 c- Grits
2 c - Water or Chicken Broth
5 oz. - Velveeta Cheese, cubed
A dash of garlic powder
Bring water to boil then add grits and stir. Reduce the heat to low and cook about 5 minutes. Add the garlic powder and cheese, cook until cheese is melted stirring occasionally. About 3 minutes. Set aside when done.
Skewer shrimp and grill on medium heat until they turn pink and are no longer translucent.
I had my grill at 400 degrees and cooked them 2 minutes on each side.
Take your favorite sundae glasses and layer the ingredients. First start with the grits then add the sour creme, place your shrimp around the glass and top it off with a jalapeno.
Their you have it Southern Cheesy Grits and Shrimp Sundae
Authored by +Shawna Williams
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