Shrimp & Grits with Cilantro Sauce
We just spent a glorious week in the Florida panhandle. It was absolutely some of the most beautiful, sandy-white beaches and turquoise water I’ve ever seen! And the local cuisine gave all that beauty a run for it’s money.
Almost every dinner spot had some sort of Caribbean or Cuban inspired flair; tons of grits, tomatoes, grilled fruits and cilantro. Along with gobs of pepper, dairy and other varieties of corn right alongside the grits! So naturally I set out to re-create some of these gorgeous dishes in an AIP worthy manner!
You guys, this is no joke. That cilantro sauce plus those “grits” are presently making my world go ‘round. The sauce is flavorful and spicy all on it’s own, without using any peppers! And the grits are creamy while still holding onto that “gritty” texture….even though it’s a cauliflower and coconut substitute. So no worries about getting a hold of something that may set your tummy back!
I’ll be working on a few other AIP versions of those gorgeous dishes from the gulf…in the meantime, I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did!