Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pepper Jack Cheese Grits with Old Bay Tilapia--and some horrid photos of it



This was such a good meal! Its too bad these photos won't do it justice. We went to a party over the weekend, and I proceeded to leave our camera there. We're going to get it back, don't worry! As of yet, I don't have it. So, here are blurry pictures from my camera phone.

This is such an easy meal, I don't know why I don't make it more often. Cook grits according to instructions (add some extra butter and cream to make them more delicious!) and add cheese at the end. For the fish, I just washed the fillets, coated them in Old Bay, and threw them in a hot skillet. One thing to keep in mind--Old Bay is salty, so omit or greatly reduce the amount of salt you use while cooking the grits. I would not use instant grits--they aren't healthy and they just don't taste as good.



8 comments:

girlichef said...

I haven't had grits in forever...but I love them and they sound super tasty w/ pepper jack. And Tilapia, too...mmmmmmm!

buffalodick said...

I like any kind of fish, and no kind of grits! Maybe I'll have to try them again some day.. 30 million red necks can't be that wrong... :)

TavoLini said...

Girli--They are good--so cheesy, so yummy!

Buffalo--You and my mom--she won't touch grits, either. Honestly, though, I can't see how anyone would NOT like cheese grits ;) Do you dislike polenta, too?

buffalodick said...

If you make it right, then cut and fry it- it's OK... but I don't seek it out! Until I lose my teeth, I pass on a lot of "no chew food"!

Anonymous said...

Cheesy grits sounds so good. I'll definitely have to try the pepper jack cheese with my grits next time. Excellent meal!

doggybloggy said...

excellent! I love grits. I love polenta. I love tilapia. I love this dish.

Jenn said...

I haven't really tried grit and I've always want some. Don't know I never got around to making my own. Tilapia is one of my favorite fishes of all time. I sometimes like to get a while fish and stuff the belly with tomato and onion bits. You can fry them or bake it wrapped in foil. Sooo good!

~~louise~~ said...

Your pictures are looking mighty fine to me Lini.

What a wonderful blend of ingredients. I would never think to make grits with Tilapia. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try!!!