A special day requires a special meal. Today is Chris's birthday and our anniversary.
Chef Kyle is whipping up something amazing.
SHRIMP & GRITS WITH BACON
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups milk
3 cups water
1 cup grits
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, finely grated
8 ounces bacon, chopped
20 medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Salt and pepper
Add the butter and olive oil to a saucepan set over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for one minute. Turn the heat to high and pour in the milk and water. Bring to a boil and slowly whisk in the grits. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes. When done, dump in the cheese and stir until it is melted. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
Add the bacon to a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Cook until golden browned and crisp. Pour out all but 3 tablespoons of the oil.
Add the shrimp to bacon. Cook until pink, about 1 1/2 minutes per side.
Scoop some of the cheese grits into a bowl and top with the shrimp and chopped bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
**recipe modified from SeriousEats.com to accommodate food allergy to onions and scallions.
Kyle and Chris doing a high five for teamwork.
Chef and his favorite oven mitt.
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