More cooking has been going on the Mack household. This particular pic got quite a few likes and in boxes on Facebook so here’s a quick recipe:
Okra & Tomatoes with Shrimp and Sausage over Cheesy Grits
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 pound of large shrimp
1 pound of sausage, sliced into pieces (we used a garlic sausage, like Eckrich)
1 white onion chopped up
1.5 pound of okra, sliced up into pieces (across)
Saute sausage in olive oil over medium heat till done in large pot. Then saute shrimp in separate skillet (season to your taste) and olive oil. Don’t overcook the shrimp as it should only take 1-2 minutes to cook.
Drain shrimp and set aside. Clean out pan, then saute onion and 2 tsp of olive oil till onions are transparent. Add the okra and saute with onions for a minute or two. Add 1 tablespoon of garlic, and then saute for 2-3 minutes. Add onions, okra and garlic into large pot with sausage. Add in 2 cans of tomatoes, stir and simmer on medium low heat for 15 minutes. Stir and taste periodically and seasoning to taste. After 15 minutes turn down heat to low and add in the shrimp and let simmer for another 5-10 minutes. Serve over rice or grits and serve plain.
1 cup water
1 cup milk or heavy cream
3/4 cup of grits
Bring water and milk/cream to a boil, add dash of salt, then add grits. Stir constantly until grits are thick but not stiff. Add 3 large pats of butter and 1/2 to 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Stir everything together. Serve okra and tomatoes on top of grits if you like.