Courtesy Urban Field Pizza & Market


10 large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 stalk celery, fine dice

½ small onion, fine dice

4 garlic cloves, fine dice

1 fresh tomato, large dice

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

¼ cup olive oil

Creole seasoning (favorite brand)

Kosher salt

Ground black pepper

4-5 basil leaves

1 lemon




First: Pour yourself a drink and turn on your favorite music.  Sauté celery, onion, and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until translucent with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Set off to the side for later.

Second: Cook grits according to manufacturers directions and keep warm.

Third: Get a large sauté pan hot and add olive oil.  Toss shrimp in creole seasoning and place into the hot sauté pan, turn heat to medium high.  Cook for 2 minutes and then flip.  Add your reserved celery, onion and garlic, tomatoes, and butter.  Cook until the tomatoes have softened and the shrimp are cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes.  Don’t forget to add the love!

Fourth: To plate, put the grits in the bottom of a bowl, lay the shrimp on top of the grits, add the vegetables and all of the delicious butter sauce, and finish with a sprinkle of freshly torn basil and a lemon wedge.