Live from Charleston, South Carolina! Our version of The (not so) Deadliest Catch. Join my daughter Bailey and me onboard the 68-foot shrimp trawler 'Winds of Fortune' with Captain Wayne Magwood (from 'Dirty Jobs') as we catch shrimp for a classic Charleston dish - shrimp and grits.
1 large sweet onion, chopped
4 - 5 cloves garlic, minced
5 - 6 strips turkey (or regular) bacon, diced
4 medium tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 cups white wine
3 tablespoons tomato paste
3 lbs. medium-large shrimp, cleaned, peeled and deveined
Grits (or polenta)
1/2 cup grated sharp white Cheddar cheese
In a large pot, saute onion in a little olive oil until translucent. Add garlic and bacon and cook until bacon is crispy. Then add tomatoes, white wine and tomato paste. Bring to a boil, lower heat and let simmer 5 - 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, make enough grits according to package directions, for 8 servings.
Add shrimp to tomato-onion mixture and let cook about 3 - 5 minutes, stirring, until pink.
Stir cheese into hot grits until melted.
To serve, put a mound of grits on a plate, top with shrimp and sauce and add more cheese if desired.
Serves 6 - 8.