Every once in awhile a new love comes along, so strong, it makes you forget about all the rest. That love is this breakfast. I had a similar breakfast one morning in San Miguel Allende, a fantastic little artist community. The morning of one of my best friend’s wedding to be exact. It was the go-to breakfast at the most lovely little bed and breakfast tucked away deep into the mountains of Mexico, surrounded by hummingbirds and the sound of church bells filling the cobblestone streets.
Well, this morning I’m home…it’s more like the sounds of Nancy Grace in the background and two hungry dogs staring at me from my kitchen…but you get the idea. Whatever way you experience this dish, I promise you will never forget it.
The grill marked cilantro shrimp, the cheesy jalapeno grits, and a perfect fried egg. The perfect hangover remedy. The perfect “keep you full for most of the day” meal. Oh, what a trio.
What you need:
Shrimp (de-vained and peeled, feel free to do it yourself.. but why??)
yellow grits (not instant!)
heavy cream (small carton, we just need a splash)
shredded cheddar cheese
chopped jalapeno (remove seeds!)
organic low sodium black beans
a mexican seasoning (or make your own! cumin, paprika onion, garlic, salt, cilantro, red pepper, coriander, oregano)
eggs (I like the organic brown cage free)
salt & pepper
Boil 3 cups of water, stir in 1 cup of grits, whisk till smooth, reduce heat to low
Stir often while you prepare the rest of the meal. if you need more water, add 1/4 a cup at a time
These will take about 45 minutes to soften
Then add, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup chopped jalapeno, 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 handful of cheddar, 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 tsp of black pepper, stir, cover and let simmer
Pour can in small pot, heat on medium, add mexican seasoning and fresh cilantro (hard huh?)
Season with your mexican blend, fresh cilantro, salt & pepper, grill on grill pan (or bbq if your fancy!) till they are pink and browned.
You can add some warm tortillas if you wish, but i don’t think you will miss them. The grits are a special treat all on their own.