I am anxiously excited whenever I try a new recipe. I hope for it to be delicious, but I have been fooled far too many times by failed Pinterest attempts and continually worry that the whole process is a waste of time and money.
However, occasionally there are recipes like this one that end up in regular rotation. Food Network’s Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits is a recipe that is worth it. There are only 9 ingredients and half of them are probably already in your spice cabinet or fridge. I included the cayenne pepper and followed the recipe directly in this first attempt. In my next attempt I truly don’t think there is anything I would add or remove, it was that good!
If I do end up cooking dinner, it isn’t until 8 or 9 in the evening and I am not motivated to spend an hour peeling, chopping, mixing, and cooking ingredients. When a recipe says it takes 30 minutes total to prep and cook, I roll my eyes and call bullshit, but this time I was pleasantly surprised. I stood at the stove looking at the fully prepared recipe searching for an ingredient or steps missed. There were none. In less than an hour I had prepped, cooked, eaten and cleaned up after a full meal that was mouth watering.
If you are a novice lazy cook who lives a busy life keep an eye out for more recipes. In addition to triumphs like this one, I’ll be posting about the failures so you won’t waste your time too.