For Day 4 of Christmas Gift Ideas - I have another gift idea for foodies - COOKING CLASSES! Most major cities have some place that offers cooking classes - some are a culinary studio and others have cooking classes through Community Colleges. Take a look around your city - and see what you can find.
Here in Cincinnati - we have a number of places - but my favorite is the Glendalia Culinary Studio in Glendale.
So if you have a loved one that likes to cook or wants to learn - give them a cooking class! You can even pair it with a night at the hotel and stay over. :-) If you do - make sure to tell Rachel the Food Hussy sent you. :-)
Shrimp & Grits
Recipe Courtesy of The Glendalia
4 cups water
salt & pepper
1 cup stone ground grits
3 Tablespoons butter
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 pound shrimp (21/30) peeled & deveined
6 slices bacon, chopped
4 teaspoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 cup scallions, thinly sliced
1 each large clove garlic, minced
Bring water to a boil. Add salt & pepper. Add grits and cook until water is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter & cheese.
Rince shrimp & pat dry. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned; drain well. In grease, add shrimp. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Add lemon juice, chopped bacon, parsley, scallions and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes.
Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture & mix well. Serve immediately.