What up yall! I am super excited to share my first Gangsta Recipe with everyone. For those who do not know about me…you better ASK SOMEBODY!! jk. But I am the Gangsta Chef. I prepare #GR8 meals for the #RANDOMcitizens gang and help them not overdose on fast food. We want to promote a healthy and Gangsta lifestyle so follow along for some delicious and unique recipes that will satisfy you in more ways than one. (Again, you better ask about me!)
But anyways, our first Gangsta Recipe is Cajun Style Shrimp N’ Grits. This is one of my personal favorite meals because all of the different flavors and textures in this dish! A close personal friend requested the meal one evening and I did some Gangsta research, gathered the ingredients, and dove in.! It is also perfect comfort food for a chilly winter evening. (I know we are in Cali, but it gets kinda cold out here too.!)
All there is left to say is my Gangsta Tip of the Day:
Do not forget to have fun when cooking. Maybe play some music.
(here is @MARVELtheGR8’s tunes.)
Gangstas like to have fun, too!
4 cups water
Salt and pepper
1 cup stone-ground grits (or Quick Grits work just as well)
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (s/o to tillamook)
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 slices bacon, chopped
4 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 cup thinly sliced scallions or green onions (for the non-sophisticated folk)
1 large clove garlic, minced
Prep Work (slight work):
Slice and dice all of your fresh ingredients (parsley, scallions or garlic).
Be careful with the blade, we don’t want the Gangsta Chef to get back to his old ways.
Bring water to a boil. Add salt and pepper. Add grits and cook until water is absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes. If you are using Quick Grits, those only take about 5 to 10 minutes from start to finish. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese.
gooey, cheesy, delicious grits…
Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned; drain well. In grease, add shrimp. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Add lemon juice, chopped bacon, parsley, scallions and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes.
so much bacon.
gangstas don’t dance, we saute’.
Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture and mix well. Serve immediately.
It is all in the wrist.
I like to squeeze a some additional lemon on my bowl to add some extra freshness.!
It is always important to put your own personal twists on recipes so do not be afraid to spice things up a little bit.
Like all #GR8 artists, I adopted this recipe from the infamous Bobby Flay and wonderful Martha Nesbit.
Thank you to both Chefs and thank you to all who enjoyed the post!
Til next time,
Keep it Gangsta.