Shrimp and grits reign throughout the Southeast coast as a quintessential food. Born throughout the Lowcountry in the kitchens of enslaved people, the dish’s roots come from west African dishes of ground maize and shellfish. It later gained popularity among sailors who, during shrimping season, doctored up their morning grits with fresh shrimp, earning the meal another moniker of “breakfast shrimp.” The Charleston Favorites Tidewater Shrimp Sauce and Marinade and Grits set celebrates the Southern origins of shrimp and grits and gives home cooks the primary tools they need to prepare this rich and flavorful meal in just 30 minutes.
The Tidewater Shrimp Sauce and Marinade comes from the Food for the Southern Soul brand. Its collection of specialty foods and ingredients brings regional flavors and signature dishes from the Gulf, Lowcountry, Appalachia, Chesapeake Bay, and beyond to tables throughout the country. You can also try Battery Barbecue Gift Box, it is such good company for The Tidewater Shrimp Sauce.
Dinnertime with the Tidewater Shrimp Sauce & Marinade and Grits Set
The Tidewater Shrimp Sauce starter blends a heated mix of peppers, spices, and oils. It needs nothing more than a stick of melted butter before it’s ready to pour over fresh shrimp in a baking dish and go into the oven. Free to include any tasty additions with the shrimp as they bake, such as mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, or even some sliced andouille sausage.
While everything cooks, prepare the Charleston Favorites Stone Ground Grits. You can boil them with water and butter if you wish, but we love to dress them up with heavy cream, Worcestershire sauce, cheese, or hot sauce. Remove the shrimp mixture from the heat and serve over the creamy grits. In less than an hour, you’ve channeled decades of culinary history onto the dinner table.