I’m getting sick of fucking people who engage in conversation with the cashier.
Little idle chit chat, you know?

“Yeah I know yuk-yuk-yuk  it really has been raining I know, can you believe that!!?”

Those fucking people.

 

It’s not a bar ok you keep it going.
Keep-the-fucking-line going.

 

Now that you’re up there, now you got all day right??

Two seconds ago you were standing where I am in line blowing your cheeks out, exchanging looks with me like can you believe this guy??

Yeah and then you get up there and what do you fucking do?
You become part of the fucking problem.

 

And you know what I say in my little fucking inner Stalin, I say ELIMINATE THEM!

 

 

 

SO.

 

This is my healthier attempt at Shrimp & Grits.

Being in North Carolina last week put me in a southern state of mind and I came home ready to deep fry the living shit out of everything and watch bull riding on ESPN.

You believe that?

Bull riding is actually on ESPN.
I shit you not.
Look it up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creamy Polenta & BBQ Shrimp

3 cups Cooked Polenta (cook according to directions on package). 1 cup Buttermilk (dairy free sub: coconut cream). 1 lb Shrimp. 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce (your choice).

 

 

 

 

Preheat oven to 350F.

Rinse and thoroughly pat-dry the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper.
http://ivegotcake.comLightly grease a shallow oven tray then place shrimp on tray, careful not to have any overlap.
Brush shrimp with BBQ sauce.
http://ivegotcake.comPlace in oven uncovered.

Cook until the shrimp has just turned pink, 5-7 mins depending on your oven. Be careful not to overcook them.
REPEAT: EATING OVERCOOKED SHRIMP IS LIKE EATING RUBBER. Don’t do it to yourself.

When cooked, remove from oven and set aside somewhere warm (not the oven).

 

 

Whether you have firm or soft polenta, place it in a medium sauce pan over med heat and add the buttermilk (or coconut cream).
Bring to a boil then reduce the heat.

Stir, continuously, until the milk is thoroughly integrated and the polenta takes on a smooth, creamy texture.
For firm polenta, consider using an immersion blender to achieve the creamy texture, which what I ended up doing.

Add more milk as you see necessary to get the thinness or thickness you want.
Adjust seasoning with salt. Add pepper if you wish.

 

Serve by spooning the polenta into warm bowls and placing the shrimp in a windmill fashion on top.

30_min_dinner_recipes_shrimpYou guyyyyysssssss…..

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Soooooo…. I cheated a little bit.

I made this with shrimp and langoustines.

 

They’re like baby lobsters.
I couldn’t help myself I had to get them.

 

Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah… garnish with some green on top.

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Creamy Polenta & BBQ Shrimp

3 cups Cooked Polenta (cook according to directions on package). 1 cup Buttermilk (dairy free sub: coconut cream). 1 lb Shrimp. 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce (your choice).

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Rinse and thoroughlyy pat-dry the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Lightly grease a shallow oven tray then place shrimp on tray, careful not to have any overlap.
4. Brush shrimp with BBQ sauce. Place in oven.

5. Cook until the shrimp has just turned pink, 5-7 mins depending on your oven. Be careful not to overcook them.
REPEAT: EATING OVERCOOKED SHRIMP IS LIKE EATING RUBBER. Don’t do it to yourself.

6. When cooked, remove from oven and set aside somewhere warm (not the oven).

 

Now the polenta:
1. Whether you have firm or soft polenta, place it in a medium sauce pan over med heat and add the buttermilk (or coconut cream).
2. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat.

3. Stir, continuously, until the milk is thoroughly integrated and the polenta takes on a smooth, creamy texture.
For firm polenta, consider using an immersion blender to achieve the creamy texture, which what I ended up doing.
4. Add more milk as you see necessary to get the thinness or thickness you want.

5. Adjust seasoning with salt. Add pepper if you wish.
6. Serve by spooning the polenta into warm bowls and placing the shrimp in a windmill fashion on top.
❤ ❤

71 Comments

  1. Guess what I watched last week on the treadmill? Bull riding.

    I swear. I am 100% serious. I watched it while running during my lunch break. It was either a couple of ESPN talking heads, or Wolf Blitzer talking about the news, or the terrible local news, or a silly crime show on A&E, or an infomercial for a nonstick pot (which I am sure is super amazing but I don’t want to hear about nonstick pots while I am running), or… Bull riding. So I chose the bill riding. It was probably the first time in 15 years I had watched it for longer than 30 seconds, but yet there I was and there it was. And here you are talking about it a week later.

    1. Oh my god are you kidding me!!?!
      LOLOLOL!!
      I’m sitting here reading this going whaaaa the fuck and cracking up!!

      Well you know that’s pretty much how I came upon it to. Nothing else tolerable on TV, spent about 30 sec on bull riding and was HOOKED!!
      That’s some pretty neat stuff, takes a shit ton of talent. Definitely a sport no doubt about it

      1. It is a sport. But I think a sport where a live bull could potentially step all over me and trample me in the dirt ranks about 587th on my list of sports I would ever choose to do. It also strikes me as great viewing for someone who has a hangover, even though I don’t get hangovers.

  2. Noooo, hahaha! I’m that woman in front of you chatting with the cashier, talking about the weather and asking her about how his/her great-grandmother is doing, telling some stupid joke, and wishing her good luck with the rest of her day! I guess everybody behind me is cursing me silently while I’m doing it (not that I give a shit 😉 )
    Your dish sounds fabulous! I rarely eat shrimp these days, but I love the idea of spicy seafood over creamy polenta!

  3. omg this looks utterly amazing – I am with you with people chatting in lines – it is a good job I can keep the little inner voice of rage inside my head and not let it pop out …. who knows what trouble it would get me into …. especially at work!

  4. OMG now I want to get some Dinosaur BBQ sauce and cover shrimp in it because this sounds SO GOOD. Admittedly, sometimes I can be chatty, but I try to avoid that when there’s an actual line and people are behind me because that’s rude. Someone being a jerk ahead of me, though, will always elicit some commentary usually along the line of “wow, that person was a huge jerk to you” or similar.

  5. My husband does this. He’s chatty. He then gets annoyed at all the people who don’t have all their money and stuff ready the second it’s needed, and then take an extra fucking second to put it all back in their handbag / wallet / pocket. That’s what’s on his goat.

  6. Believe it or not, I’ve only just started loving polenta. Not sure why I didn’t like it before, I just didn’t. This recipe looks like the perfect combo, the wonderful crunch of a perfectly cooked shrimp with the creamy, smooth polenta. Just perfect.
    OK, so I hate OLD PEOPLE in the line because they ALWAYS PAY WITH CORRECT CHANGE. I’m always thinking, “for fucks sake, you really don’t have all the time in the world, so speed it up already! damn.”

  7. I dont do shrimp so have to sit this one out, the shrimps do look juicy tho. I cant hate on them. Ps ‘deep fry the living shit out of everything’ hahhahaha! I’m not a fan of deep fried stuff, for me its doing the most and ending up with well…oil…lots of it..erm…. ( :

  8. omg, I hate it when the cashier try to engage in small talk. And I always feel bad because I just want to be done with gorcery shopping. So glad I’m not the only one. lol!
    Anyhow, this looks so damn good. You know I love me some shrimp, especially on the bbq. I’m trying to remember if I’ve ever tried polenta? Totally drawing a blank right now but I feel like i have. Anyhow, It’s not that popular out here. That’s the prairies for you. lol

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

    1. Girl you make me want to do a search and rescue mission for yo ass.
      Whyyyyyy are you in the Prairies whyyyy lord????

      And if you haven’t tried polenta, do it creamy first. It’s sooooo good this way

  9. I grew up in a small town near the Gulf Coast in Texas, which means a lot of horrid political things. But it also means that I grew up watching bull riding on ESPN- I shit you not. My mom called Direct TV when they cancelled her subscription and yelled at them, specifically about how she missed bull riding, and they were SO afraid of her that they gave her back her bull riding. I’m so embarrassed.

    Also- I am one of the loathed people in the check-out line making conversation with the cashier. I talk to people ALL.THE.TIME. and this is enlightening to see how annoying I am. :p

    And the shrimp. Gah. It looks amazeballs. I’ll be making this soon!

    1. HAHAHAHA!!
      This cracked me up, your mom is a BOSS!!
      And yes, maybe it’s the Boston in me but we do not like small talk least of all at the cash register haha!

      I made this again for dinner last night and it was so so lovely 👌
      Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a great comment 😊❤

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