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BlueCrab
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Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits

What cha got. I'm thinking maybe mashed sweet potatoes or maybe green beans.

Sorry, meant for the FB.
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SuperSaint
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
fried grits at the columns = money


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ThePoo
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
i dont think shrimp and grits really needs a side dish but maybe you could have some type of garlic bread or something
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TheCaterpillar
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
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i dont think shrimp and grits really needs a side dish but maybe you could have some type of garlic bread or something



this. Or maybe some veggies.


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glassman
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
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mashed sweet potatoes


No, too much starch to combine with the grits.

quote:

maybe green beans.


Not a bad choice, but a nice crisp mixed green salad with a citrus viniagrette would help cut the richness of the shrimp and grits.


BraveTiger225
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
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but a nice crisp mixed green salad with a citrus viniagrette would help catch teh ghey



Tommy Patel
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
asparagus with a dill sauce, Cantelope wrapped in prosciutto ?


LSUownsSEC
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
i'd go with this

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glassman
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
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BraveTiger225


You are obviously a Caniac type of guy.


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genuineLSUtiger
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
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Cantelope wrapped in prosciutto




bayoubighead
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
Easy. Zucchini and Squash smothered down with some onions and bacon with olive oil.


Martini
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Zucchini and Squash smothered down with some onions and bacon with olive oil.


Bingo. One of my all time favorite side dishes minus the olive oil. I just use more bacon fat.


Try this and add cut up sausage links, a little chicken stock, a light slurry of corn starch and chicken stock just to thicken a little (not too much)and serve over rice or egg noodles.


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el tigre
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
booze....like a good bloody mary.

shrimp and grits is a meal in itself, and you can get some veggie in the bloody mary.
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tigerfoot
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
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Easy. Zucchini and Squash smothered down with some onions and bacon with olive oil.


I disagree, I would think you would not want to compliment the shrimp and grits with something of the exact same texture and temperature. I think the prior poster with a crisp, acidic salad is right on. Some crispy bread in addition would also be good.

I do love zucchini and squash however.


el tigre
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
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I disagree, I would think you would not want to compliment the shrimp and grits with something of the exact same texture and temperature. I think the prior poster with a crisp, acidic salad is right on.


totally agree. If you MUST have a side, then something crisp and acidic makes sense. BR's own sensation salad is a no fail side salad to fairly heavy or cream rich seafood dishes.

But, like i said earlier i would prefer a bloody mary to any side on teh rare occasion i eat scrimps and grits.


glassman
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
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then something crisp and acidic makes sense


It is all about contrasting textures and flavor profiles. I always try to order or cook something in contast to my main dish.


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BlueCrab
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
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BR's own sensation salad

What is this?


LSUbase13
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and Grits is normally a meal. How about some bread/roll/biscuit? Fried okra wouldn't be bad...


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Martini
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
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BR's own sensation salad



What is this?


Jake Staples created this at the old Bob and Jakes restaurant in the early 60's. The restaurant is where Boudreauxs is not on Government Street next door to Baton Rouge High School. The Jake Staples opened The Place on Florida across from Rebel Shopping Center and continued.

white vinegar, olive oil, vegetable oil lemons, garlic, romano cheese, salt and pepper basically served over romaine and iceburg mixed.



I remember eating it at the original restaurant and I remember they had the best spaghetti and meatballs a kid could sink his teeth into.


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Gris Gris
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re: Side dishes for Shrimp and Grits
All you need is salad and French bread.


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