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Spicy Shrimp and Grits
April 22, 2008

This is a great idea ... I have seen this recipe before but it's always with the shrimp mixture served separately on top. I have to comment on the reviewer who said to substitute cornmeal for grits because they were the same thing. They're not! (I'm a southerner). It's true that both are made from corn but they are ground and processed completely differently and often made from different parts of the corn kernel. Supermarket cornmeal is much more finely ground; boiling it up will basically give you polenta. It's good, but that's not what the recipe calls for. Grits are much more coarsely ground and have a distinctive chewiness when cooked.

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