It’s kind of hard to call elevated comfort food a trend, seeing as it’s just a better version of what we’d probably be eating anyway. Maybe we can just start calling it food. We find shrimp and grits on more upscale menus than you’d imagine, and it’s really hard to pass up — everyone who ever gave a hoot about food likes shrimp and grits. So tonight, it’s what’s for dinner.
Try out our classic recipe or go for a twist with one Singaporean chef’s take on the dish (better watch him boil quail eggs first), plus some extra options in case you’re really trying to push the limits of comfort food. Remember, part of comfort food is that it isn’t super time-intensive. Don’t try too hard.
Mix ‘n match:
- Puffy Grits Soufflé
- Crispy Grilled Polenta
- Simple Salt and Pepper Shrimp
- Spicy Moroccan Shrimp Tagine
- Drunken Shrimp
More dinner ideas from Food Republic: