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Old Mar 8th, 2007, 01:10 PM
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Shrimp and Grits in Charleston

With less than a month to go I'm planning where to eat. I already know what I want shrimp and grits. I'm thinking about breakfast, lunch and supper.

Any ideas?
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Old Mar 8th, 2007, 01:41 PM
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Magnolia's, baby!
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Old Mar 8th, 2007, 02:29 PM
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We liked 82 Queen. There are better entrees than shrimp and grits.
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Old Mar 8th, 2007, 02:49 PM
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nlg, depends upon WHO makes the shrimp and grits. I guess if it is not something you grew up eating, you may not be able to appreciate it.
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Old Mar 8th, 2007, 03:31 PM
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I was tempted to order Shrimp and Grits at Poogan's Porch.

Did eat at Magnolia's and really enjoyed it, but didn't order shrimp & grits there either!!

 
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Oh, shrimp and grits sounds sooooooo good! Can I have some now for dinner????? ;-)

Can't help with recs, but it sounds like your planning is heading in the right direction!
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Old Mar 8th, 2007, 05:15 PM
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With Magnolias and Poogan's Porch, I've got lunch and supper covered. What are the breakfast ideas?
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Old Mar 8th, 2007, 06:01 PM
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Shrimp and grits.
Cook 1C grits in 2C milk and 2C water.S&P.
Fold in 1 or more Cups cheddar cheese. Top with shrimp (grilled is awesome) and some crumbled bacon and chopped scallions.
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Old Mar 8th, 2007, 06:11 PM
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Gretchen, thanks for that recipe!!! My husband has been craving shrimp & grits since we were in Charleston two years ago. I'll definitely try your recipe.
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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 03:50 AM
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Gretchen, your grits sound yummy! I also add garlic to mine.

wtm, if you can find tasso ham it is better than bacon because it is spicy. If not, I prefer pancetta to bacon but either is good.

Cook the meat first and remove to drain. Cook the shrimp in the fat for added flavor. It only takes about 7 minutes. After about 3 minutes, add diced scallions. Cook until shrimp turn pink and curl up. Add back the meat and if you didn't use tasso ham, add a pinch or two of red pepper flakes!

Serve over hot, cheesy grits.



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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 03:51 AM
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pp, for breakfast try the Hominy Grill.
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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 04:13 AM
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Another vote for Poogan's Porch!
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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 08:22 AM
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Thanks mcg, I'll try the shrimp & grits both ways. Now for a dumb question. I have never made grits before. I just came back from the grocery store and the only grits available were Quaker quick grits and Quaker instant grits. Which one should I use or should I search out a better brand?
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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 11:47 AM
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quick are fine. I don't like the instant.
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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 12:35 PM
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Poogan's Porch has great breakfasts, too.

I had shrimp and grits for lunch at Middleton Place. It was super but different from Gretchen's recipe. Theirs was more like some Shrimp Creole poured over the grits. It was my introduction to the dish and was really, really good.
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I got food poisoning at Hominy Grill, stay away from there!
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Thanks motor city girl!

I'll second Carolyn's recommendation for breakfast. We had a yummy breakfast at Poogan's Porch. The weather was perfect and we were able to get a table on the porch.
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wtm, you are quite welcome. I hope you hubby enjoys! He has a good wife!
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Old Mar 10th, 2007, 03:50 AM
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pp wants to go to Poogan's for supper. Don't let one bad experience at Hominy keep you away.

Or would you like to consider Poogan's for breakfast and have other supper place ideas?
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Old Mar 10th, 2007, 04:05 AM
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"Thanks mcg, I'll try the shrimp & grits both ways. Now for a dumb question. I have never made grits before. I just came back from the grocery store and the only grits available were Quaker quick grits and Quaker instant grits. Which one should I use or should I search out a better brand? "

NEVER NEVER instant!! Quaker is fine. If you ever run across Anson Mills they are lovely.

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