31 March 2009

Hubby Hits the Kitchen Again

We only have basic cable at our house, mostly because we have our internet service through the cable provider and that would cost us twice as much if we didn't get some cable, too. Crazy, I know. But that's the way they suck you in...

So whenever we are on a trip (i.e. at a hotel or somewhere with LOTS of cable channels) I love watching The Food Network. I think Vince secretly likes to watch it, too, although he always says he's only watching it with me.

But a couple of weeks ago~while at the hotel in El Dorado, AR~he got inspired to cook again! This time it was something I just wasn't sure about: shrimp & grits. Now don't get me wrong, I love shrimp, just about any way you can fix it. But grits? I do have some texture issues and grits falls into that gross texture category for me. But Vince likes grits and he was just drooling over this recipe (from a Throwdown with Bobby Flay episode). So last Saturday he made us some.

Chef Vince

his cast of characters

making the shrimp all spicy

it smelled sooooo good!

look where he put the recipe~on his *crack*berry

it dished up very pretty, didn't it?

And I must say, it was pretty yummy! Even if I didn't really get into the grits, they were a nice compliment to the spicy shrimp. I don't think I could do them alone, but they didn't have a strong flavor~just mild cheeseyness~and they helped balance the very spicy shrimp nicely. Vince did a great job on this dish! Thanks, Hon!!

If you'd like to make this, you can find the recipe here. Enjoy!


Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

The restaurant next to my college used to advertise shrimp and grits. My classmates would drool when it went on the billboard. I never tried it. It just sounds soooo weird.
Of course, if you've got a husband doing the cooking for the meal, why not!
I'm trying to decide if I should click on the link to that recipe or not. I still just can't get that brave!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

You're a gutsy girl. I have texture issues, so I'm with Katie, although I really am not having to fight the urge to much to click over...the texture issues are winning out. The funny thing is that you can't see the grits in the picture. It looks more like mashed potatoes.

Now to get even weirder on you, I like grits, but alone. I don't MIX my textures. That's when I run into real problems.

But the shrimp looks delish, and what a sweet Hubby!

Betsy said...

I love Throwdown with Bobby Flay! And spicey shrimp sounds wonderful!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

I have never tried grits, I think I would have an issue with the texture too. But this recipe actually looks pretty good. I love it when my husband cooks!

Kelli said...

Oh my...that looks delicious!

Song Lee said...

Good hubby!!!

Raggedy Girl said...

I have to type left handed but I wanted to stop by and see what you are doing.

from Roberta Anne
The Raggedy Girl

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Kudos to your husband, Lora! His shrimp and grits look as good as the dish of it we had in New Orleans a few years ago! Oh my ...now I'm so hungry!

Michelle M. said...

I have been craving that since I saw the commercials for the Throwdown :) That is awesome that your hubby cooks! Mine can only make mac and cheese- haha!

nanatrish said...

This looks so wonderful! I love both shrimp and grits. As long as it wasn't too spicy I would love it. You are blessed to have a hubby that likes to cook. Yummy Yummy

Angela said...

Awesome job! I sent this to my husband to inspire him. He is another crackberry addict so I am hoping he will be inspired at the idea of cooking WHILE crackberrying. LOL

PS we tried the taco braid last night and it was great! I added some green onions and green pepper to the taco mix, and used a homemade taco seasoning, and we loved it! Thanks for sharing!