I’m all about easy weeknight dinners, and this southern inspired Shrimp & Grits took literally minutes.
Precooked frozen shrimp is one of my favorite food hacks. It requires literally no preparation other than running under cold water for a few minutes. It’s great with cocktail sauce at parties (make your own by mixing ketchup and prepared horseradish), in pasta, on salads, or with grits and okra like we had last night!
For the grits, cook according to package instructions. Stir grits and salt into boiling water and simmer for 5-7 minutes. When it’s almost done, lay a slice of Pepperjack cheese on top and let it melt. Once it’s nice and gooey stir it in. Repeat for each serving of grits you’re preparing.
Finally, the okra. I hate okra. Unless it’s fried of course. Otherwise it’s slimy and gross. But when it’s mixed with cheesy grits, I don’t hate it as much, and my husband LOVES it, so I suffer through it every once in a while. We bought precut frozen okra and microwaved it for 3 minutes with a bit of water. Drain (try not to gag at the slime) and serve with a little salt and pepper.
We also added a bit of sriracha because we like to get weird.
Easiest dinner ever? Yes please! What are your favorite weeknight dinners?