I ran a special at my restaurant this last weekend of shrimp and grits. It was a tough sell mainly because everyone has such a bad vision of grits. They think of Waffle House, plain white grits.
I made them out of corn meal cooked, mixed with cheddar cheese, salt and pepper, a little Old Bay seasoning, butter and half and half. They came out great. I then sauteed green and red bell pepper, celery, scallions and De-veined shrimp in butter and topped it all off with crispy bacon.
After I made a few orders and gave out a few samples, people quickly realized they're not Waffle House grits, but instead a cheesy, cream polenta cooked with fresh ingredients. The sold out like hot cakes! Sold out in ONE NIGHT! It was supposed to be a weekend special. Needless to say I will be doing them again this weekend and stocking up a lot more.
Heres a pic: