Foodie of the Month June 2015

Happy Foodie Friday!! I am so excited to introduce my first foodie of the month! Lebra Johnson is the foodie of the month for June. I have known Lebra since I was in elementary school and she is like a big sister to me. She has always been a great cook and hostess with mostess! I am proud to say she is pursuing her culinary degree for her passion for cooking. She is sharing a yummy recipe for Shrimp & Grits!

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1. How long have I been cooking?
I have been cooking since I was able to reach the stove. I have been in school pursuing culinary for two years.

2. Why do I enjoy cooking?

I enjoy cooking because it brings out a whole new world of love. Cooking makes my heart smile. When you can come into someone’s heart with food, that’s love.

3.Who taught me how to cook?

No one really taught me. I just started putting things together myself. I watch and take notes when I’m in a teachable environment. My dad is a very good cook, but he lives out of town.

4.What is your favorite thing to make?

I like food, so whatever that means I like to make. Food, food, food!

5.Do you have a favorite famous cook/ foodie?

I really don’t have a favorite famous cook. A good girlfriend of mine is an amazing chef in NYC. I love to see what new things she’s cooking up. Her name is Ashley Sneed.

Shrimp and Grits

Portion out 8 shrimp per serving

8 slices of Andouille sausage

Heavy cream

Marsala wine

Shallots

Fresh minced garlic

Oil

Cajun seasoning

Butter

Stone ground Grits

Make according to directions

Finish with heavy cream and fresh grated parmesan cheese

1. Heat pan with oil just before smoke point

2. Add shrimp and slightly cook then add sausage

3. Add garlic and shallots tossing well, then deglaze the pan with Marsala wine

4. Add cream and reduce slightly to thicken sauce.

5. Finish with a pad of butter.

6. Serve over prepared grits in a bowl.

grits

Enjoy