Cajun-Style Shrimp and Grits | MyRecipes.com; I usually don't like Cajun food, but I was pleasantly surprised. Tip: For those of us who don't have tasso ham readily available, Hormel Cure 81 will do in a pinch.
At Castaways Raw Bar and Grill on Holden Beach in North Carolina, they serve up huge portions of spicy shrimp and grits. This version is inspired by theirs—zesty with green onions and tasso ham, with a generous dose of Cajun spice.
NYT Cooking: "Breakfast shrimp" and grits is a dish no longer confined to the private kitchens of Beaufort and Savannah — or to the first meal of the day. Variations of the classic combination have made their way onto lunch and dinner menus across the country, thanks largely to Bill Neal and to Donald Barickman, who years ago put a version with tasso (a kind of cured ham) gra...
Tasso is a smoked seasoning meat used to flavor dishes like Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Red Beans & Rice. Tasso used to be made from the trim after an Acadian Hog Boucherie, thin strips, heavily seasoned, dried, then smoked for hours. These days however, most of the Tasso that is available is a little more fancy, more of a ham than the style of the old days.
Cajun Corn Chowder - Recipe requires very little actual "skills" in the kitchen, yet tastes like you spent hours making it. The soup is wonderfully textured, sweet from the corn, smoky from the spiced ham and warms you up from the inside. Step-by-step photos. <3
Bubba's Shrimp & Grits Recipe by Uncle Bubba's Oyster House