Enjoy a Southern-style meal of shrimp 'n' grits and a green salad. Orange sorbet rounds out the menu. (Serves 6)

Southern Shrimp and Grits

Credit: Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

Green salad with avocado and tomatoes: Combine 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce, 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion, and 1 sliced ripe avocado. Combine 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon sat, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.

Orange sorbet


Total Time: 33 minutes

1. Prepare salad; cover and chill until serving time

2. While water for grits comes to a boil:
• Combine shrimp, lemon juice, and hot sauce
• Chop bacon and green onion
• Shred cheese

3. While shrimp mixture cooks:
• Cook grits