Shrimp n Grits for Gritty Times. Supper!

This week on Suppertime we are eating shrimp and grits ..(and okra) whilst listening to gritty frenetic songs that have that southern feel. This is a meal and playlist for swamp doddling through the night while you chase swamp monsters and beavers. And in case you can't find grits - look no further than the western swamps of the Bulk Barn. 20150412_185720[1] For the grits:

You can use polenta ( follow package instructions)...or if you venture to the westy woods to bulk barn and get grits ( aka cornmeal) do this:

1 cup of cornmeal

4 cups of water

dashes of salt

  • bring all of the above to a boil over high heat. Stir lots!
  • once boiling, reduce heat and continue stiring for 5 minutes.
  • finish with lots of salt and pepper and butter

For the shrimp:

However many raw prawns you have



Salt & Pepper

  • Cover your raw prawns in the above spices. I prefer heavy on the cumin light on the rest.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat with oil and butter in it
  • Put prawns in and cook on each side for about 2 minutes or until firm and white and pink


  • Turn oven on to 425 C
  • Cut okra into 1/3 inch chunks
  • Put on a cookie sheet with oil, salt and pepper
  • Cook for 10ish minutes or until goldy brownish

Eat this lovely meal all in a bowl! Top off with hot pepper jelly and or chili oil if you want.

A playlist:

Bad Way to Go - Lydia Loveless

See America Right - The Mountain Goats

Bed Rock - Shannon and the Clams

Roadside Wreck - Southern Culture on the Stilts

Wrong Side of A Gun - Nashville Pussy

Johnny - Ty Segall

I Got Drunk - Uncle Tupelo

Wynonna's Big Brown Beaver - Primus ( palate cleanser)

Whipping Post - The Allman Brothers Band

Mystifies Me - Son Volt

Star Witness - Neko Case

Hollywood Ending - Hayden

Vaseline Machine Gun - Leo Kotkke